Tottenham Hotspur boss says young talent is the success of this campaign

Nathan Baker and Ryan Mason

Mauricio Pochettino is pleased to have utilised plenty of youngsters this season.

Tottenham Hotspur played out what was a rather drab draw with Burnley this afternoon. The 0-0 result was fair considering the standard of the performances from both teams, which left much to be desired.

The result means Tottenham lose further ground on the top four of the Premier League. Despite some high moments that means many might consider this season a failure.

Tottenham have not lifted silverware, after defeat in the League Cup final, an FA Cup exit at the hands of Leicester City and defeat to Fiorentina in the Europa League. Finishing out of the top four would see Tottenham fail to meet any of their expectations.

But, with the Burnley game being the 50th of the season for Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino was asked after the game what he felt about the campaign.

He made it clear that the main positive of the season is the continued improvement of the young players at the club in his post game interview with the BBC: 

"Yes I think this was a difficult season because we play a lot. But at the same time I think that it was a good season because we can see a lot of young players start to play in the first-team."

He is of course right to be proud.

Harry Kane has exhausted superlatives. Ryan Mason has emerged from obscurity. Nabil Bentaleb has secured a place in the first-team. Then there is Eric Dier, who has come on leaps and bounds.

It has been a great season for the Tottenham youngsters and, next season, could prove to be similar.

The likes of Alex Pritchard, Tom Carroll, Harry Winks, DeAndre Yedlin, Joshua Onomah and Cameron Carter-Vickers will be hoping to make their mark on the first-team.

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