Michel Vorm hails Tottenham Hotspur's youngsters after Juventus defeat

Tottenham's Michel Vorm

A young Spurs side lost 2-1 to the Italian champions on Tuesday.

Tottenham's Michel VormTottenham's Michel Vorm

Experienced Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Michel Vorm has told the club's official website that the young players who played some part in the friendly defeat to Juventus should be hugely proud of themselves.

A very young Spurs side went down 2-1 to the Italian champions in Melbourne on Tuesday as two goals in the first quarter of an hour ultimately consigned Mauricio Pochettino's team to defeat.

Pochettino named numerous academy prospects in his starting line-up for the clash, including a defence which included Dominic Ball, Cameron Carter-Vickers, and Will Miller, before bringing on further inexperienced players such as Luke Amos and forward Shayon Harrison.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

In total, seven players who were yet to make a senior appearance for the club, either competitively or non-competitively, were handed their debuts in the clash.

Vorm, who at 32 years old was the oldest member of the squad and played the full 90 minutes in Victoria, believes that the young players who were given an opportunity to test themselves against the highest quality of opposition will have learnt from their mistakes, and can be proud of their efforts.

The Dutch stopper told the club's website: "I'm very proud of the youngsters. Obviously, everyone wants to do the best they can and they can be proud of themselves. You have to learn from these kinds of games and you can see that in the first half, Juventus scored from the mistakes that we made. That's football at a high level.

Juventus' Paulo Dybala in action with Tottenham's Cameron Carter VickersJuventus' Paulo Dybala in action with Tottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers

"Mauricio told them to forget any mistakes and he said 'make sure you play with the right mentality, go out there and do your best.' That's the only thing you can do because if you think too much then it doesn't go well.

"I've seen a lot of good things so far and I think that's very important. This has been a great experience for the boys to take with them."

Other young stars who have already had a taste of senior first-team action, including ex-Rangers loanee Dominic Ball and midfielders Harry Winks and Josh Onomah also featured in the match.

Pochettino had an excellent record of developing young talent at Southampton and in his first two years at Spurs, and it looks set to be the same this season as the club continues to foretell a bright future.

Juventus' Paulo Dybala in action with Tottenham's Will Miller and Ryan Mason

Juventus' Paulo Dybala battles with Tottenham pair Will Miller and Ryan Mason

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