Former Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn explained on the Sky Sports Now show on Sky Sports News HQ on Monday morning (broadcast from 10am, April 18) what he finds scary about Tottenham Hotspur.
The former England international left-back has been impressed with Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino’s policy of playing young players this season.
So far this campaign, Spurs have played only one footballer in his 30s once (goalkeeper Michel Vorm).
Should Vorm remain on the substitutes’ bench for the final five games of the campaign, then Tottenham will become only the second Premier League team in history to go an entire season when a player aged 30 or over has made a single appearance or fewer.
When pointed this stunning stat on the Sky Sports Now show on Sky Sports News HQ on Monday morning (broadcast from 10am, April 18), former Arsenal star Winterburn said: “Well, that’s suggesting that Tottenham have got huge potential.
“It’s quite scary that they have more to come, not only this season but in seasons to come. It’s suggesting that they have got a young squad that’s hungry.”
Given Winterburn’s allegiance to Arsenal, his comments about Tottenham being scary are indicative of how the Gunners' fans must feel at the moment.
The Gunners are a bigger club than Spurs, but this season could be pivotal in changing that.
Not only are Tottenham set to finish above Arsenal in the Premier League table this campaign, but they are also going to do so with younger and potentially better players.
It is not easy to win or challenge for major trophies with young players, which is why Spurs’ season has been a huge success.
Pochettino’s side may end up second in the Premier League table, but that should not take anything away from the fact that Tottenham have been superb this campaign.