Tottenham whizkid Ismail Azzaoui celebrates on Twitter after winning prestigious Under-21 award

Tottenham's Ismail Azzaoui has been voted Player of the Tournament at the National Under-21 Tournament.

Tottenham today lost 2-1 to Lorient in the National Under-21 Tournament in France earlier today, but one player's superb displays were recognised.

Belgian winger Ismail Azzaoui arrived at White Hart Lane from Anderlecht over a year ago, and was touted as a star of the future like many other players who have come up through the Anderlecht academy.

The likes of Vincent Kompany, Adnan Januzaj and Romelu Lukaku are just three of the stars to have emerged with Anderlecht - and ultimately became Premier League regulars.

Now, Azzaoui will be looking to follow in their footsteps, and took a big step forwards achieving that goal with his displays at the National Under-21 Tournament.

The 17-year-old has been named Player of the Tournament, and having scored in the game against Lorient, that award may well be very much deserved.

The whizkid took to Twitter after being named Player of the Tournament, and admitted his delight at being handed such an accolade.

Under Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs have seen a host of youngsters become crucial first team players; Danny Rose, Nabil Bentaleb, Rayan Mason and Harry Kane are all examples of that.

The next crop of talent is likely to include Joshua Onomah, Josh Winks and Dele Alli - and now, Azzaoui has shown that he should be talked about alongside those players too.

With more superb displays for the Under-21's, Azzaoui will put himself in contention for playing in cup ties. And as we saw with Kane last season, that can lead to stardom very quickly.

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