Daniel Levy explains Conte’s approach to using Tottenham youth players

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Daniel Levy has explained that Antonio Conte intends to provide Tottenham’s best academy players with opportunities in the club’s first-team. 

Conte, 53, is still in the early stages of his Spurs tenure and is continuing to get to grips with the squad at his disposal. 

Despite signing an initial 18-month contract, plenty have been pondering on the vision of the club, considering the Italian has not stuck around at his previous clubs for too long.

However, some Spurs fans will be hoping that Conte looks to stay in his position for a longer stint, with Spurs chairman Levy giving an insight as to what the former Inter Milan boss is planning to do with some of the club’s academy players going forward.

The Spurs chief hinted that Conte will look to hand plenty of opportunities to some of the best players in the club’s youth system, regardless of their experience. 

The likes of Oliver Skipp and Dane Scarlett have already featured prominently in the side’s first-team squad, while young forward Dilan Markanday is on the periphery.

In a message to supporters on the club’s official website, Levy said: “Fabio [Paratici] continued the rebuild in the summer, resulting in the average age of our new summer signings being 22 years compared to the average age of 31 years for the outgoing players

“We shall also look to continue the well-established path for youngsters from our Academy to our First Team. I know that [Antonio Conte’s] approach is if a player is good enough, he will play, regardless of status or age.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Conte has adopted a really good way of managing his players in the respect of giving the younger ones opportunities to show what they can do, without letting their age or experience get in the way of his judgement.

The club has an excellent youth system and hopefully we will see some of these players train with the first team or make the squad on match days. 

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