How Tottenham's Under-21 side could put smiles back on faces this evening

Tottenham Hotspur’s Under-21 side could go a long way to helping fans forget about that defeat to West Ham.

Tottenham and Liverpool both enjoy great reputations in England for having superb Development Squads and the teams will go head-to-head in this evening’s Under-21 Premier League clash.

Spurs’ youngsters can move up to fourth in the table if they win this evening, leapfrogging two of their main rivals in Liverpool and Chelsea.

The side have only dropped points on two occasions this season which have come in their last two matches; a defeat followed by a draw.

One area the Spurs Under-21 side has to improve this evening is defence because they have shipped ten goals in five matches, despite only dropping points in two.

In terms of attack, they have some great players in form such as Harry Kane who has bagged five goals in just three games.

Kane is a player who has spent time on loan away from the club over the last few seasons and is probably too good a player to be playing at Under-21 level for very long.

Iago Falque, Shaquile Coulthirst and Simon Dawkins are among the other players who could feature in this game as main threats to the Liverpool defence.

Liverpool have some of the most talented attacking players playing Under-21 football at the moment and they will pounce if the Spurs back four gives them the opportunity to pile on the pressure.

Liverpool will be very confident as they go into the game and not just because they have home advantage.

The Reds have several players who could feature in this game on the verge of first team places such as Luis Alberto and striker Adam Morgan.

In terms of the stats Liverpool have the exact same record as Tottenham but they have conceded one less goal which explains their superior league position.

They are in good form, going into the match off the back of three wins in their last four games, which shows the system and tactics manager Alex Inglethorpe is using are hitting the mark.

It should be a cracking game but the result has to be more important for Tottenham and not just because the senior side were demolished at home yesterday.

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