Former Spurs striker Les Ferdinand praises the young players at White Hart Lane

Spurs have pushed Leicester City all the way in the race for the title.

Tottenham Hotspur may have ended the season empty handed but there is no doubt that the club have given their supporters plenty of reason to be cheerful this campaign.

They have pushed Leicester City all the way in their bid for the title but fell short with a 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday night.

One of the key reasons to their success has been the young talent on offer. Not just those brought in recently such as Eric Dier or Dele Alli but the ones who have come through as youngsters at Spurs such as Ryan Mason, Danny Rose and star striker Harry Kane.

Speaking this week former Tottenham striker Les Ferdinand has been discussing the young players at Spurs and suggested that four or five years ago they would have been moved on by the club:

“Spurs excite me.

“There’s another story there. When you look at the emergence of some of the young players that have come through that system.

“Four or five years ago they would have never have made the grade at Tottenham, they’d have been moved on.

“But they’ve got a manager in there that has taken that forward, wants to work with young players, wants to improve them.”

Now they are considered an asset by manager Mauricio Pochettino and hopefully, in time, there will be plenty of other players coming through the ranks who can make a first-team place a regularity.

The likes of Alex Pritchard, Joshua Onomah and Cameron Carter-Vickers are already knocking on the door and Spurs will be looking to continue developing top talent for years to come.

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