Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has told Ham&High about the kind of players he wants to keep in his team in the long run.
“I don’t know about the past but in the present and the future we want to keep our young players that become senior players,” Pochettino told Ham&High.
“But we don’t just want to keep (all the) players, it’s about keeping the right players – keeping the players that deserve to stay at a big club, (the ones) where the supporters feel proud about these players.
“It’s always about the right profile and the right balance in the squad. Football is about balance, on the pitch and off the pitch.”
It seems that Pochettino is ready to give young players at Tottenham the chance to show what they can do in the Premier League.
It is up to the youngsters to take that chance and prove that they are good enough to play for the first team.
The likes of Harry Kane, Nabil Bentaleb and Dele Alli have all made the most of the chances handed to them.
Over the past few years, Tottenham have made some big signings, such as Spain international striker Roberto Soldado from Valencia and Argentina international winger Erik Lamela from AS Roma.
It has not always worked out, and it appears that Pochettino is more than willing to give the Tottenham academy players a chance to prove their mettle.