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Youngster who impressed on tour nets Spurs winner in Sunday friendly

Cristian Ceballos continues to turn heads at the London club - will he get more chances under Mauricio Pochettino?

Former Barcelona youngster Cristian Ceballos continues to inch forward in his Spurs career.

Fresh from game time with the first team earlier in the summer, Ceballos was instrumental in the Spurs XI's win over League Two side Dagenham and Redbridge on Sunday afternoon. 

The young Spaniard started off the move that led to Jon Obika's opener for Spurs, before earning and netting the penalty that would win the game against the Daggers.

It wasn't the best of spot kicks by Ceballos, whose panenka penalty was saved by the legs of Mark Cousins, though the skilful 21-year-old was on hand to bury the rebound.

The attacking midfielder did well on loan at Portuguese minnows Arouca last season, with the Porto based side playing their first ever season in the country's top division.

The fact they managed to avoid relegation was a huge achievement, and Ceballos featuring in all but 8 of the team's Primeira Liga games as well as 5 cup games, managed to find the net two times.

It meant that he returned to White Hart Lane with first team experience in one of the continent's top divisions. 

It also bought him a spot on Tottenham's tour of North America, where Ceballos impressed in the 3-3 draw with Seattle Sounders and also managed to get some minutes against Toronto FC.

His skill and direct attacking play would almost certainly have caught head coach Mauricio Pochettino's eye.

Upon the club's return to the UK, Ceballos went off with the Tottenham youth group that have their own set of friendlies lined up, while the senior team took on Celtic and will then host Schalke next weekend.

At 21, it is hard to say whether the young Spaniard will get the chance to step up to the Spurs first team on a permanent basis, but either way he has proven that he has talent that could at least be of use to a Championship side, should Pochettino decide to send the forward out on loan.

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