Tottenham Hotspur have a long history of bringing players through their youth academy and into the first team in North London.
You need only look at the current squad to see the likes of Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Kyle Walker-Peters, Japhet Tanganga, Troy Parrott, Oliver Skipp, and more within the first-team set-up.
Mauricio Pochettino was also renowned for putting faith in youth during his time at Southampton and Tottenham in the Premier League.
However, his replacement Jose Mourinho is often criticised for not giving young players a chance within the first team, an idea he is looking to buck.
Mourinho made three substitutions against Burnley at the weekend, bringing on three teenagers in Skipp, Parrott, and Ryan Sessegnon.
Responding to the criticism in his press conference today, Mourinho implied that he brought through Man United’s current ‘best player’ Scott McTominay, as well as the ‘best defender in the world’ Raphael Varane at Real Madrid.
#thfc Mourinho on criticism of his handling of youth: "Scott McTominay is only the best player at Manchester United. Raphael Varane is the best defender in the world."
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) December 10, 2019
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