Mourinho singles out 17-year-old academy starlet as a player he wants to develop

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Tottenham Hotspur may find themselves a little short in the left-back position for the near future, as Ben Davies is ruled out through an injury he sustained against West Ham.

Jose Mourinho turned to Danny Rose in the match against the Hammers, as well as in the Olympiacos game on Tuesday night.

The Special One has also indicated that Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier can cover at left-back, with Ryan Sessegnon seen as more of an attacker for the time being.

There was no mention of Kyle Walker-Peters, who has played left-back for Spurs and England youth sides in the past.

Mourinho did indicate in his press conference that one Spurs academy starlet had caught his eye in the past week after the recent UEFA Youth League match.

Dennis Cirkin played at left-back during this game, with the 17-year-old seemingly impressing his new manager, with Jose saying that he wants to bring Cirkin in to train and develop with the first team.

He said (Football London): “But [Ben Daves] will be back and we will survive without him. I trust the other people that can play in the same position, like Danny did in the last match. And we still have other players that can do it. On top of that, I couldn’t be at the game but I watched on video our youth team playing in the Champions League, and we also have [Denis Cirkin]. OK, he’s 17, but he’s a kid with a lot of quality, and I look forward to bringing him to train with us, and to help his development.”

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