Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason told FourFourTwo he feels the younger players in the first team create benefits for the whole club.
Mason is one of many younger players currently in the first team ranks under Mauricio Pochettino and he feels that provides inspiration for the youngsters trying to break through from the club’s academy.
“It's a lot of fun, definitely. The players who are currently playing at youth level can see so many of us making progress and it gives the whole club a lift,” he said.
“We've all played in front of 100 people together, so to all play in the Premier League week in and week out, and at Wembley too, has just been a dream.”
Mason has been able to nail down a place in Tottenham’s midfield alongside Nabil Bentaleb, while Danny Rose has made the left-back role his own and Harry Kane has excelled in attack.
Alex Pritchard is also another good example of a player who could be used in the first team next year after a superb season at Brentford on loan in the Championship.
They are all proof to the younger players looking for a chance that if they’re prepared to work hard enough and go on loan spells in the Football League, they will eventually get an opportunity to impress the manager.
It gives the club a lift because it makes Tottenham one of the unique clubs in the Premier League.
Their rivals all have modern and expensive youth setups, but Tottenham are setting the example when it comes to actually giving younger players a chance to become the backbone of the club.
Long may it continue.