A possible Tottenham second string side for Europa League and League Cup matches next season

Tottenham Alex Pritchard

In an attempt to see which young players can be utilised for Spurs next season, we've put together a side that could be fielded in cup competitions in order to gain experience.

Depending on which players Tottenham decide to loan out and which they decide to keep at the club next season, it is very possible that Spurs will have a whole clutch of promising young footballers at their disposal to feature in the Europa League and League Cup tournaments.

The North Londoners have already made it clear that they are looking to dispose of some of the first team players on big contracts that failed to earn their corn last season, with Paulinho, Lewis Holtby, Etienne Capoue and Younes Kaboul all being sold on since May, and Benjamin Stambouli also looking like he may be on his way out too.

With doubts surrounding the futures of Vlad Chiriches, Federico Fazio, Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor, it is possible Spurs could have a squad full of youth talent that will be eager to make their mark at as high a level as possible.

We have prepared a squad that may well be given chances as the club's second string next season, with the pre tense being that they will be either be young players eager to get a game, or first team squad members that will be in dire need of minutes if Mauricio Pochettino's first choice is in full possession of their position in the side.

As said, many of these positions could change depending on which players might be heading out on loan, but with the expectation being that DeAndre Yedlin and Milos Veljkovic are two of those that get first team football at another club, while Moussa Dembele gets sufficient football as part of the first team, it is very possible that the above lineup could be a side Pochettino fields in the more comfortable games in each competition. 

Of course, one area of the side that needs improving is up front, with both Soldado and Adebayor either departing the club or unable to contribute sufficient performances. This part of the team could be one area that is added to. Additionally, the likes of Nathan Oduwa and Harry Winks could also be involved if they are not sent out on loan come September.

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