Tottenham Hotspur teenager Ismail Azzaoui shines at UEFA Under-17 European Championships

The Belgian youngster has caught the eye with three goals at the tournament.

Tottenham Hotspur have developed a real talent for bringing through young players in recent times. The likes of Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason are all current first-team regulars at White Hart Lane.

Is the next lad to follow in those footsteps Ismail Azzaoui?

Tottenham signed the young Belgian from Anderlecht last March and he has gone on to become a hit talent at Hotspur Way.

He has been proving his worth at the recent UEFA European Under-17 Championships in Bulgaria.

The competition finished last night, with France beating Germany 4-1 in the final to claim the trophy. But while a hat-trick for Odsonne Edouard made him the undoubted star of the tournament, the PSG youngster scoring eight goals, Azzaoui was not far behind.

He came joint second in the goalscoring charts, one of three youngsters to net three goals. He scored against Croatia and twice against the Czech Republic. He also scored in a penalty shootout against Croatia, although missed a crucial spot-kick against France in the semi-finals.

Apart from that glitch he has proven himself on a stage that has brought talents such as Mario Gotze, Toni Kroos and Cesc Fabregas to the fore.

Tottenham fans are right to be excited about his future.

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