Opinion: A Tottenham XI and bench for the future – Players 23 and under only

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Ryan Sessegnon
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Tottenham Hotspur may not be performing at their best right now, but they certainly have some bright young players for the future, if they play their cards right.

I wanted to take a look at a possible Tottenham XI of players 23-years-old and under, obviously not including any stars that Spurs may sign in the near future.

Perhaps the toughest pick comes in goal, as you rarely see a top-six club academy keeper break through, but I have opted for Alfie Whiteman for now.

At left-back, Ryan Sessegnon lines up, with Japhet Tanganga filling in at right-back due to the limited options.

In central defence, Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth partner each other as a relatively young but experienced duo.

In central midfield, Harry Winks and new boy Gedson Fernandes form a partnership, with the talented Ndombele freed up in a more advanced role. Giovani Lo Celso and Dele Alli both offer back up to Troy Parrot up front.

Bench:

Brandon Austin

Jack Clarke

Dennis Cirkin

Oliver Skipp

Kyle Walker-Peters (only if he stays)

Cameron Carter-Vickers

Luke Amos

Honourable mentions:

George Marsh

Jack Roles

Kaziah Sterling

Maurizio Pochettino

Tashan Oakley-Boothe

Jamie Bowden

Timothy Eyoma

Brooklyn Lyons-Foster

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