Coulthirst explains what he's found different about training with Tottenham first team

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Tottenham Hotspur youngster Shaq Coulthirst feels he's learning a great deal from training with the Tottenham first team.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Shaq Coulthirst told the club’s official website what he’s found different about training with the club’s under-21 and senior sides.

Coulthirst has been part of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad in the build up to the new Premier League season, which he feels has helped him to develop and learn a great deal from the experience of the manager and the more senior players.

His main task will now be to try and put that into action from the first game of the season against Manchester United.

“It’s been great so far, the fitness work we’re doing is obviously at a different level to what I’m used to with the Under-21s and I feel like I’m taking a lot on board and learning a lot from the manager and the players,” he told tottenhamhotspur.com.

Youngsters a key strength for Tottenham

The younger players have quickly become one of the main strengths of the current Tottenham Hotspur squad, with several excelling last season.

Harry Kane and Ryan Mason among others are good examples of what can be achieved with any player who is prepared to keep his head down, work hard and adapt as they look for a consistent chance.

Whether Mauricio Pochettino takes too many gambles in terms of younger players coming into his team remains to be seen, but there is proof that the way Tottenham’s youths are being coached and educated is paying off.

Pochettino has proven himself to be a manager who isn’t averse to taking a risk on an underdeveloped player, with few likely to have expected Kane to have the impact he did last year.

Hopefully it’s a positive trend, which will continue for several years.

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