Aaron Lennon comments on Spurs youngster Ryan Mason

Aaron Lennon

The Tottenham Hotspur academy is beginning to act like a footballing machine due to the sheer number of players progressing into the senior squad.

The future of Tottenham Hotspur is in good hands as the club will continue to produce home-grown athletes capable of progressing to senior-level standards, according to fleet-footed winger Aaron Lennon, who has marveled at the capability of current graduates such as Andros Townsend, Harry Kane, Nabil Bentaleb and recent man of the moment Ryan Mason.

"There are some great kids at the club and always has been," said Lennon to the club's official website. "You only have to look at the lads who have come through like Andros, Harry Kane, Tom Carroll, Nabil, Jake Livermore, Ryan Mason - they’ve all come through the system during my time here."

A product of various loan moves, Mason - 23-years-old - has finally begun to show form that demonstrates he may have a Lilywhite future having initially been snapped up by the youth team when he was 16.

Just last month Mason scored his first goal for Spurs when he equalised against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup, three days before making his Premier League debut in the competitive North London derby against Arsenal.

This comes hot on the heels of Kane's continued involvement on the fringes of the first team as the 21-year-old has made four substitute appearances and two Europa League starts (scoring one goal) thus far this season.

"The young lads here now have trained with us a few times and I’ve been really impressed with them, they are all brilliant technically," noted Lennon.

"If they can keep their feet on the ground and continue to work as hard as they are doing then I think you’ll see a number of great home-grown players coming through soon.

"The main thing is to work hard every day and listen to the people around them, the coaches, senior players and try to take in as much information as they can and try to take that onto the pitch.

"It looks bright for the club," said Lennon, in conclusion. "There are some exceptional talents here."

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