Tottenham Hotspur youth coach Ugo Ehiogu has told the club’s official website that he wants the club’s younger players to start developing a winning mentality.
Tottenham have one of the most highly rated youth team systems in the country, which has produced some very good players for the senior ranks to benefit from in recent years.
The under-21 boss is showing no signs of easing the pressure when it comes to the younger players under his control and if he can get the mentality with his young players right, it’s very difficult to see a downside as a result.
“We’ve spoken about some of the habits we want the players to have - winning habits, not being afraid to express themselves and decision making,” he told tottenhamhotspur.com.
Some good examples to follow
With the right attitude and mentality, there are some very good examples of players in the first team for younger players to follow.
Someone like Harry Kane had to endure a lot of frustration and show immense patience in his career to battle through loan spells before he got a chance to lead the Tottenham attack, showcasing what he’s capable of with an outstanding season in the last campaign.
Why is a positive mentality needed?
It’s important that the younger players are positive and having a winning mind-set because of the pressure for Tottenham to win when they make the step up.
Tottenham are a team chasing a position in the top four over the coming season and they are going to go through periods where the criticism and scrutiny increases.