Tottenham's Jack Roles continues his brilliant scoring form with UEFA Youth League strike

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino before the match

The Tottenham Hotspur teenager knows where the goal is.

Tottenham Hotspur’s under-19 side are not having the best of times in this season’s UEFA Youth League, losing their third straight match on Tuesday, this time against German club Bayer Leverkusen.

It started brightly for Spurs as they opened the scoring through midfielder Jack Roles, and while they ultimately slipped to a 3-1 defeat, Tottenham look like having another exciting goal-scorer in their ranks.

Roles is predominantly an attacking midfielder although he can also operate on the wing if required, and for those Tottenham fans thinking the conveyor belt of teenage talent must come to a halt eventually, they will be excited to note his form so far this season.

Roles may not be a striker but he scored six goals in his first five under-18 matches this season, including a 16-minute brace in a 2-2 draw with Swansea City last month.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino before the match

He now has his first goal in Europe and while Tottenham are bottom of their group this is a vital learning curve for the likes of Roles, George Marsh and Tashan Oakley-Boothe.

Roles is yet another name for Tottenham fans to keep an eye out for and if he keeps this up he will be moving to the under-23s sooner rather than later.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

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