Spurs youngster features in 11 v 11 game after successful loan spell

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur played an internal eleven vs eleven training game on Friday, the highlights of which can be seen on the club’s YouTube channel.

It was the first time the players had set foot in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for three months with discussion among the media of how Jose Mourinho set up the two elevens.

While all of Spurs’ first-team stars were involved except Giovani Lo Celso, Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tanganga, there were also a couple of young guns who started for the away colours – Harvey White and George Marsh.

While White’s inclusion was not much of surprise considering he has been named on the bench on a couple of occasions this season, the inclusion of Marsh was certainly interesting.

Football.London reports that the 21-year-old had an impressive loan spell at Leyton Orient, establishing himself as an important part of the League Two side.

While he featured in his prefered holding midfield role at the start of the season, he was switched to right-back midway into the season and is said to have adapted seamlessly to the role.

Interestingly, it was at right-back where Marsh featured in the friendly on Friday, which could be a hint that the Spurs coaching staff might have earmarked the youngster for the role following his return to North London.

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Marsh is quite versatile and has proven already for the Under-18s that he is capable of covering at full-back. He is the sort of multi-functional player Mourinho usually loves working with. However, we should be careful not to read too much into the internal friendly.

It could have been the case that Marsh was just used at right-back since Tanganga was not 100 per cent. As things stand, the 21-year-old is not close to breaking into the first-team and I expect him to be loaned out again next season.

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