Tottenham Hotspur have had a new look about them this season following the appointment of head coach Ange Postecoglou who has transformed the club’s fortunes.
A number of new signings including Guglielmo Vicario, Micky van de Ven and James Maddison have all hit the ground running as part of the overhaul of the squad which stagnated under Antonio Conte.
While Conte was reluctant to give younger players the opportunity a stake a claim for a place in his side, Postecoglou has given Pape Matar Sarr a regular place in his team while summer recruit Alejo Veliz has recently also got a few minutes under his belt.
Is Alfie Dorrington Tottenham’s next big talent?
Tottenham’s academy sides have also had impressive starts to the respective campaigns and one of the next players to come off the conveyor belt could potentially be Alfie Dorrington.
The 18-year-old central defender has come through the ranks and is training with the first-team squad, with the Enfield-born product reportedly standing out in the sessions, according to journalist Paul Brown.
“So I think all these guys will get chances. And it’s really encouraging if you’re a Spurs fan to see that happen, because I think the club’s made a lot of signings in recent years for managers like Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho, because they wanted older, more experienced players who could come straight into the team and do something for them now, and this feels like a bit of a reset.
“I think it shows long-term vision, long-term thinking, and I think Spurs’ future is secure in this guy’s hands and that their youngsters are going to take big strides over the next few months with this manager.”
Dorrington looks to have reacted in the best possible way to the natural disappointment of Spurs bringing in Ashley Phillips from Blackburn Rovers which would have pushed him slightly down in the future pecking order in North London.
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