Spurs youngster Nathan Oduwa's recent two assists and one goal will have impressed Mauricio Pochettino

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The winger was part of a Tottenham side that took on Southend United at Hotspur Way on Saturday.

Tottenham youngster Nathan Oduwa's recent friendly performance suggests he could be a first team wildcard for Mauricio Pochettino's squad next season.

The England Under-18 player was prominent in the Londoners' 4-0 win over a Southend United XI on Saturday, assisting two goals and scoring his own in what may be his most significant game for the club.

Several first team players such as Nabil Bentaleb and Federico Fazio were easing their way into the beginning of pre-season, while both Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier made their debuts. Youngsters like Oduwa, midfielder Josh Onomah and goalkeeper Luke McGee, all possible squad players next season if the Argentine continues to look to the club's youth system in order to refine the first team, all did their cause no harm at all.

Oduwa in particular would have caught the eye of anyone watching, including Pochettino. He was an inventive and dangerous player down the left wing, quick and skilful and capable of creating and finishing goalscoring chances.

The winger, who only turned 19-years-old this summer, created the first goal for fellow academy prospect Onomah by showing skill, speed and strength to beat his man in the box and cutting back to his teammate, as can be seen in the video below.

He also assisted the second goal of the game, sucking Southend players towards him given the danger he had exhibited earlier on, before laying it off for the oncoming Danny Rose to fire home. It showed vision and passing skill in a more central role.

His goal was a smart side footed finish from the edge of the box after good work by Andros Townsend down the right.

Nabil Bentaleb scored the game's other goal with a great long range strike.

Earmarked as one of the talented youngsters on the fringes of making an impact in the first team, Oduwa took in a loan spell at Luton last season that saw him make his senior footballing debut.

Though he didn't get many chances at Kenilworth Road, starting just three times and featuring as a substitute eight more, he has returned to White Hart Lane seemingly in form and reportedly in Pochettino's favour.

Much of the talk in pre-season has been of other young Spurs players being involved with the first team, but Oduwa, still yet to make his debut, could be the one worth keeping an eye out for.

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