Southend United boss suggests Luke Amos could be Tottenham Hotspur's next starlet

Tottenham's Luke Amos in action

The 20-year-old Tottenham Hotspur loanee made the first league start of his professional career for Southend United on Saturday.

Tottenham's Luke Amos in action

Luke Amos is at the right club. Under Mauricio Pochettino, the likes of Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker and Eric Dier have become indispensable to the England national team with Harry Winks potentially the next in line. Therefore, the 20-year-old Tottenham Hotspur youngster has no shortage of role models at White Hart Lane.

And though Amos has been farmed out on loan to League One Southend United to maintain his progression, unlike Winks who remained to learn from the first-team squad even when restricted to sporadic appearances last season, the midfielder will likely return to North London in the summer with his prospects enhanced, the Basildon, Canvey and Southend Echo reports.

Amos, who featured under Pochettino in pre-season and appeared on the bench for the EFL Cup defeat to Liverpool earlier in the season, has certainly not done his reputation any harm at Roots Hall – even if his 51st minute substitution coincided with Southend turning around a two goal deficit to secure a thrilling win.

“I was so disappointed for the lad that I brought him off but we were 2-0 down and I had to make tactical changes to try and win the game which ultimately we did,” Shrimpers boss Phil Brown told the Basildon, Canvey and Southend Echo.

Southend manager Phil Brown

“But it wasn’t a reflection on his performance because I thought he played well. Without any shadow of doubt the lad has a career in front of him and Spurs were here to watch him play too.

“He has a fantastic attitude and he’s part of this win we’ve got, end of story.”

If Tottenham scouts were indeed in the crowd at Roots Hall, they would no doubt have been impressed by Amos’ composure in possession on his first ever start in league football.

Tottenham's Luke Amos in action

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