Tottenham youngster Samuel Shashoua's impressive form this season should not be overlooked

England U17's Jonathan Leko, Samuel Shashoua and Mason Mount

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has been great for the under-18 side.

Tottenham Hotspur’s academy side ran out 10-1 winners against Stevenage in the FA Youth Cup earlier this week, with striker Kazaiah Sterling taking the match ball and the plaudits with a first-half hat-trick.

However, there is another young Tottenham prospect whose contribution on the night – and over the campaign to date – should not be forgotten in the wake of Sterling’s heroics.

Samuel Shashoua has been nothing short of superb for the club’s under-18s so far this season, regularly scoring and looking every inch a star in the making.

Against Stevenage, the 17-year-old attacking midfielder scored twice, and on this evidence it is only a matter of time before he adds to his single appearance for Tottenhams’s under-23s.

Such is the success of Spurs’ academy that it can be hard to keep track of the exciting players coming through the ranks. However Shashoua’s progress continues apace, even though the likes of Sterling and Jack Roles have at times earned the plaudits ahead of him.

Not all of Tottenham’s next generation will ultimately make the breakthrough at White Hart Lane, but if Shashoua can take his form for the under-18s into the under-23s in the coming years, he will give himself as good a chance as any.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

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