Mauricio Pochettino backs Luke Amos to break into Tottenham's first-team squad

Ruben Hill
August 1, 2018

Tottenham are yet to make a signing in this transfer window but Pochettino remains relaxed about the situation.

Spurs' tour of the United States has seen a number of fringe players and prospects given an opportunity as injuries and post-World Cup breaks have kept first-team stars out.

Tottenham are still without Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele, Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane after their involvement in Russian Federation and will return to club training for the first time on Monday.

"I want to congratulate them because the youngsters not only showed a great performance on the pitch, we feel very proud of how they behaved outside of the pitch too".

"They showed they have the potential to one day be consistent in the first team". I try to prepare the team.

'I'm in my fifth year, do you think I am going to be scared to play him?' Pochettino said.

'That's different. The young players that maybe still don't have experience in high competition, the compensation is about desire and energy.

Davinson Sanchez started the game while Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min came off the bench, but none of the club's nine players involved in the World Cup semi-finals have been involved on the tour. After four years, you know that we're people who, if we believe in a young player, don't care about experience or not. Football is about energy - respecting yourself, your team-mates, the team, being professional.

In their absence, the likes of development squad players Luke Amos, George Marsh and Oliver Skipp have all taken the chance to impress Pochettino.

"He played three games, and he's not so young at 21".

While the general consensus amongst EPL bosses is that they are happy with the window closing early, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has broken rank and admitted he thinks the decision will ultimately be harmful to Premier League clubs.

"Victor is in London because they need to see the doctor there". Maybe some players look after themselves and they've been training, maybe others rest, we need to see and of course we are not going to take risks if some players are not ready to compete, to play, they are not going to be involved at the weekend. 'Of course it's not our fault.

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