Statistic: Why Tottenham’s future looks bright after win over Arsenal

The average age of the Spurs starting XI was 23.6 in the North London derby – the youngest team to take the pitch in the Premier League this term.

Tottenham’s chances of finishing in the top four this season received a massive boost on Saturday, with Harry Kane inspiring the White Hart Lane outfit to a 2-1 victory over North London rivals Arsenal.

Although the club appears to be making progress in the short-term under Mauricio Pochettino, with the longer term in mind things are looking rosy for Spurs too.

Tottenham’s starting XI against the Gunners had an average age of 23.6, which makes it the youngest side to take to the pitch in a Premier League fixture this season.

Only experienced internationals Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele are over the age of 25, with the rest of the weekend’s victorious team having years on their side to develop into even better players.

The fact that the likes of Ryan Mason and Kane have signed new long-term contracts at White Hart Lane also bodes well for the future. New signing Dele Alli joining the club will only add more quality to this young group also.

With Pochettino doing the right things to see Spurs challenge for silverware and the top four this season, there is certainly a feeling that the ex-Southampton boss has the bigger picture in mind also.

A project with the same group of players that can mature together promises a bright future for Spurs, who will only improve over time under the Argentine’s stewardship.

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