Gallery: Five youngsters who repaid Pochettino’s faith following win against Juventus

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Football is finally back. It seems like an age since Spurs played their final game of last season in the Champions League final against Liverpool. But football is back underway in the form of the International Champions Cup.

Tottenham began their 2019/20 campaign with a victory over Juventus in an entertaining contest last Sunday night. The match was played in a relatively high tempo considering it was only a friendly.

Juventus lined up with a very strong team from the outset. It included likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Leonardo Bonucci, and Miralem Pjanic to name a few. Tottenham on the other hand fielded a very youthful starting eleven that featured highly-rated 17-year-old Troy Parrott up front as striker along with Anthony Georgiou, Oliver Skipp, and more.

Out of all the youngsters that played on Sunday evening, we list five (unranked) that impressed.

Japhet Tanganga

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For Japhet Tanganga, this was his first ever start in the Spurs first team. As if starting your first game in the senior team is nerve-racking enough, Tanganga had to play up against the one and only Cristiano Ronaldo on his debut.

It was a tough ask from Mauricio Pochettino, but the decision payed off. Tanganga proved that he has the ability to stay composed in stressful situations, and even kept Ronaldo at bay for times during the match.

He isn't afraid to throw himself into tackles, showing strong signs of confidence - a trait admired by Pochettino.

On a hot night with high humidity, most players were eventually subbed off. This included Tanganga who only featured during the first half. Regardless, his first-half performance should be enough to show Pochettino that he deserves more game time during the season.

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