Ugo Ehiogu urges Tottenham Hotspur's youngsters to improve

Tottenham Hotspur are currently in eighth place in the Barclay's under-21 Premier League standings.

Tottenham Hotspur under-21 boss Ugo Ehiogu has slammed the youngsters at White Hart Lane on the club’s official site.

Spurs' under-21 side were beaten 2-1 by Middlesbrough in their most recent outing, as their poor form continued.

In the build up to the fixture, Ehiogu revealed to Tottenham's website that the club's youngsters had been told a few home truths in recent weeks.

However, the meetings appeared to have little impact, as they put in a poor performance against Boro.

The North East side capitalised on some sloppy play to claim the three points in the development clash.

And Ehiogu said: “Both of their goals could have been avoided but there’s not a lot you can say to that other than that we’ll look at it, we’ll debrief and some of the players will have to face some home truths because from some of them, there needs to be a lot of improvement.”

Spurs are currently in eighth place in the Barclays under-21 Premier League table standings.

The Lilywhites have won six of their 20 matches in the league this season, and lost eight.

It is worth noting that many of Tottenham’s prized prospects, who would be eligible to play at under-21 level, are already with the first-team - due to Mauricio Pochettino’s faith in the club’s youngsters.

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