Tottenham Hotspur have always been famed for putting faith in young talent through the years, hence why they have had such success with their academy.
Harry Winks and Harry Kane are the current testaments to putting time and effort into young academy players, as they are now established first team players, and some of the best in their positions in the League.
The likes of Oliver Skipp, Kazaiah Sterling, Kyle Walker-Peters, Luke Amos, and more have also been on the fringes of the first team for the past year or two.
It just goes to show that you don’t always need to splash the cash on new players and take the risk on them performing in the Prem, when you have a steady stream of talent through your youth ranks.
And it seems yet another new face is breaking through now too, as fans spotted a mystery figure taking part in first team training yesterday.
Many assumed it was Luke Amos, but it was in fact 18-year-old Maxwell Statham.
He has made six appearances for the U18s this season, and is currently out of contract in the summer.
This sums up Tottenham’s mentality as a club, by developing young players, giving them first team training experiences at a young age, and sending them out on loan when the time is right.
Pochettino also isn’t afraid to present these players with first team action on the pitch if their performances deserve it.
Building for the future is one of the main reasons Spurs have become one of the most sustainable clubs in the League.
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