Champions League nights are back at the Lane after a huge break all because of a brilliant season which was a success because of teamwork and not a single man show. Pochettino has been the best thing that has happened to Spurs in a long time and the future seems to be bright for the lilywhites under the Argentinian.
With the pressure of playing in Europe, Spurs have to be busy in the transfer market to strengthen the positions that are lacking in depth and talent. A backup striker and a midfielder are a top priority at the moment. The most pleasing part about this season was that the core of the team consisted of young English players who will now represent the three lions at the Euros.
Dele Alli has been absolutely exceptional this campaign and many other youngsters are waiting for a chance to impress the manager and secure a place in the first team squad. Next campaign provides a huge opportunity for the academy players to play for the side in cup games as the pressure and workload of the season is going to be immense. So let’s take a look at three youngsters who can break into the first team next season:
1. Josh Onomah:
The 18 year old is a lifelong Spurs fan and lives just a minute away from Hotspur Way in Enfield, and has been the most impressive youngster that Spurs have produced in recent years. Onomah played in a no. 10 role in the academy, but Pochettino has used him on the right wing whenever he was called on for. Onomah’s versatility is his biggest strength and can become the next English star in the new Spurs era.
2. Cameron Carter-Vickers:
The 18 year old is a six feet tall centre back who is strong in the air, good on the ball and with tackles too. He has trained with the first team this season and because of his abilities, Spurs did not buy a replacement for Federico Fazio. His style has been compared to Ledley King and the USA U-20 captain will be hoping for some appearances in the coming season.
3. Nathan Oduwa:
The 19-year old is pacey winger and can play on both the flanks. He is one of the many exciting attacking prospects and he was making progress in his loan spell at Rangers before his spell was cut short as the Gers signed a winger in the winter transfer window. He is the only academy graduate remaining to sign a new contract, but after that gets sorted, this fast and skillful player can get the fans on the edge of their seats with his pace and flair.