Andros Townsend: Tottenham's promising youngsters 'inspired' by Manchester United's 'Class of 92'

Andros Townsend is delighted to be playing alongside other Tottenham youngsters.

Tottenham Hotspur are right in the mix for a Champions League place, having gone on an impressive run of form with seven wins in the last ten games.

One of the keys to Tottenham's success this season has been manager Mauricio Pochettino and his policy with young players.

The former Southampton boss, who helped nurture the likes of Luke Shaw, Calum Chambers and James Ward-Prowse during his time with the Saints, is now repeating the trick at White Hart Lane.

Promising youngsters such as Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason and Harry Kane have been superb for Spurs this season, defying their relative youth to turn in mature displays throughout the campaign.

Now, another youngster who came up through the ranks at Spurs is lauding his fellow prospects, with winger Andros Townsend telling the Daily Mirror that they are inspired by Manchester United's famous 'Class of 92'.

"It’s great to be playing with players you grew up with. To then be successful and go to cup finals and go to big teams like Fiorentina with them, it’s a great thing to have," said Townsend.

"Of course it’s a great inspiration to look at the Class of 92 but those players, they went on to become the greatest players in the country. They’re a great inspiration for us but there are no comparisons. We’re just young players trying to make a living in the game - and so far all of us are doing well," he added.

United's famed Class of 92 refers to the emergence of six players from the club's 1992 FA Youth Cup win, with David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Phil Neville all going on to win the Champions League just three years later.

Replicating that at Tottenham would be staggering but is somewhat unlikely right now. Regardless, Tottenham truly do have a promising crop of youngsters - and with Pochettino at the helm, they have the perfect manager to help them develop.

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