Opinion: Spurs’ youth can save their season

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It is fair to say that Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League season so far has been disastrous. After twelve games, Spurs sit in fourteenth place having won just three matches (BBC Sport).

After performing well and securing an impressive away win in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Pochettino stayed loyal with almost the same eleven for the visit of Sheffield United on Saturday, but Spurs were once again lacklustre and were probably lucky to come away with a 1-1 draw. Their form in the league just isn’t improving, so maybe it’s time to give more of the youth a chance.

What was evident in Saturday’s match was a lack of fight and desire from some players, particularly in the build-up to Sheffield United’s equaliser.

The likes of Dier and Davies and even Winks and Kane didn’t seem to be trying their hardest to win the ball back and stop the Blades from scoring. There are certain players that are simply not good enough to play for Tottenham now, and maybe it’s time to give more youth players a chance.

Skipp, Tanganga, Clarke (who is on loan at Leeds) and Parrott to name a few are players that maybe deserve a little run in the first team. Things can’t get much worse for Pochettino’s side at the moment, and the squad is crying out for fresh faces. Until the January transfer window opens and things can be rectified, these youngsters should be given a try. At least these players will give everything for the club, as they are young and hungry and have a point to prove.

Ultimately, the blame for the mess that Spurs are currently in lies with Daniel Levy, as he didn’t shift players that wanted to leave and did not bring in more new players to freshen up the squad.

A quick fix would be to breed more youth players into the team ahead of January and next summer where a much larger rebuild can take place. Spurs have had a woeful season so far, but a positive run of games and suddenly the top four will seem a lot more realistic than it does now.

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