Tottenham Hotspur's senior stars are currently struggling for form but here are some young players who deserve a chance next year.
It has been a strange campaign so far for Tottenham Hotspur and their fans. Some fine early-season form was replaced by hit-and-miss performances and some below-par showings from players who should be performing considerably better.
In the likes of Ryan Mason and Harry Kane, Tottenham have young players who could make the difference in the long term, so who are the next batch knocking at Mauricio Pochettino’s door?
With 2015 fast approaching, we take a look at three young Tottenham players who should be given a chance either in the second half of this season or at the beginning of the following campaign.
Alex Pritchard is a 21-year-old attacking midfielder who is currently on loan at Championship side Brentford.
He has helped his temporary side up to sixth in the table having scored three and set up another two in 17 appearances to date.
Having seen Mason make his mark at White Hart Lane, Pritchard could rightfully be wondering if his time will finally come next year.
The Swans play the game the right way and there are few better clubs for a player’s development than Garry Monk’s side.
After a string of previous loan spells, Carroll will know this could be the one that makes or breaks his Tottenham career. But he has started well, making eight appearances to date, including outings in their last four league matches.
Given the defensive problems at Tottenham right now, some fans have called for the return of 19-year-old Serbian Milos Veljkovic.
The centre-back is currently at Championship side Middlesbrough, but big things are expected of the under-21 international.
He has made three previous appearances for Tottenham’s first-team, but with questions regarding the likes of Vlad Chiriches and Federico Fazio, he could be adding to that next year.