Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham talent provide template for success

31 January 2016 10:00
• Spurs youth to the fore in comfortable 4-1 win at Colchester• Tottenham well placed to mount serious challenge for title and FA CupTottenham’s transformation under Mauricio Pochettino has resulted in a convincing challenge on three fronts but equally telling is the way in which they can be held up as a role model to those lower down. Victory was rarely in doubt during a good-natured lunchtime in Essex but the lasting impression was that the visitors, for so long dogged by questionable planning and the lack of an obvious pathway to the first team, are at last seriously rivalling their neighbours Arsenal as an operation from whom others can learn.“I think there’s a parallel to be drawn between the way Tottenham do things and the way Colchester United are hoping to do things,” the Colchester manager, Kevin Keen, said. “They have a fantastic academy. Carroll, Bentaleb, however many have come through. In the modern game that’s really tough. To bring young players through when you’re a Tottenham, a Chelsea or an Arsenal, you can’t even say how hard that is. They’re a fantastic model for us to follow and it’s something to aspire to.” Related: Fulham call off Moussa Dembéle’s £6m move to Tottenham over loan-back Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian