Ray Wilkins says there was one bonus for Tottenham during Newcastle defeat

Tottenham fell to a 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday.

Spurs suffered an injury time defeat at the hands of Newcastle on Sunday, and Ray Wilkins has claimed to Sky Sports that there is only one bonus that the Lilywhites could take from the game.

Wilkins said: “The one bonus, I would say, is that six English players started the game, which was fantastic, and all young men as well.”

Mauricio Pochettino has cemented his reputation this season as a head coach willing to give chances to a number of youth players, and the Spurs squad has aided him with this task.

The coach can call upon a number of fantastic players in his team who have progresses through the academy system, with the majority of them English.

Wilkins has highlighted the fact that Pochettino selected six English players to start against Newcastle, which is not only great for Spurs - but for the English national team.

Kyle Walker and Danny Rose were in the back-line, Tom Carroll and Eric Dier made up the double pivot in midfield, whilst Harry Kane played just ahead of Dele Alli as part of the attacking four.

Kieran Trippier and Josh Onomah were also on the substitutes bench, meaning eight of 18 matchday players are eligible to play for the Three Lions.

Spurs may have lost on the day - courtesy of an Ayoze Perez injury time winner - but their future is bright whilst Pochettino is in charge.

These young players have proven that they are good enough for the top flight on their day, and they are only going to continue improving under the tutelage of Pochettino.

The Argentine appears to be the perfect boss for this current Spurs team, and whilst success this season may be only a dream, the future looks as if it will be full of silverware.

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