Three Tottenham youngsters who could follow Ryan Mason into the first team

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to trust youngsters to push the side on and he has some exciting talents at his disposal.

Mauricio Pochettino's desire to utilise Tottenham Hotspur's academy has arguably been the most positive aspect of his tenure at White Hart Lane so far. 

The Argentine boss has failed to turn Spurs's form around, but he has trusted the youngsters to take the team to the next level.

Pochettino has provided Nabil Bentaleb, Harry Kane and Ryan Mason with regular first-team opportunities, while Harry Winks has also been handed his debut by the former Southampton boss.

With Winks and Josh Onomah both set to play for Tottenham tonight against Besiktas in the Europa League, Pochetino is only further confirming his faith in the youth system and in this piece we take a look at the prospects who could be next in line to come into the team. 

Alex Pritchard

Although Alex Pritchard is currently out on loan he is showing signs of quality in the second tier and will no doubt have caught Pochettino's eye 

The 21-year-old has dazzled at Peterborough United, Swindon Town and, most recently, Brentford and the next step up for him will be to play in the Premier League.

With Tottenham struggling for goals, his creativity and pace would certainly offer them a new dimension and he could be an option for the Argentine to bring into the team soon.

Pritchard has six months left on his loan move to Brentford, but if he keeps this current form up then he will do his chances of breaking into the first-team fold when he returns to the North London club no harm. 

Miloš Veljković

Another of Tottenham's current out-on-loan crop, great things are expected of Veljković in the future.

A defensive midfielder, who is capable in possession, he is on a temporary move to Middlesbrough at the moment, but has already had a taste of first-team football at Spurs. 

Veljković made his debut towards the back end of last season against Sunderland, after excelling for the club's youth sides, and his next chance cannot be too far away. 

With Mason and Bentaleb forming a decent midfield axis, Veljković could be another option for Pochettino to use in that position. 

Ismail Azzaoui

He may only be 16 years old, but Azzaoui is already showing masses of potential in the development squad.

After scoring a hat-trick for the Under-18s in midweek, Azzaoui really announced himself to supporters of the Lilywhites and he will be hoping to keep this standard of performance up. 

Spurs signed the winger from Anderlecht in the summer after spotting his potential early and he is expected to have a huge future in the game. He could be a wildcard for Pochettino to use in the future. 

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