With the lack of transfer activity at Spurs so far, and so much speculation regarding Luka Modric and our pursuit of strikers, it’s been difficult to focus on the approaching season and assess how we can improve.

Following our first taste of Champions League football last season, Spurs fans know that this side can compete at a higher level, and obviously everyone’s desperate to bring those special nights back to the Lane.

This year it’s the Europa League though, so why shouldn’t Spurs aim to win it? Fulham demonstrated the strength and ability of the Premiership when they made it to the final under Roy Hodgson and last season Liverpool proved that the competition can be used to develop young talent for the future.

Considering Spurs have one of the largest squads in England, should Spurs fans feel cheated by this comment from Harry? Or is this just more media manipulation in an attempt to lower our expectations?

“Thursday and Sunday every week, you’ve got no chance in the Premier with that. It kills you off, it’s a nightmare.”

Harry added that he’ll look to use the youth players in Europe; this is encouraging, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they cope. While giving game time to the likes of Harry Kane, Danny Rose, John Bostock, etc is important, surely this competition offers the perfect shop window for our fringe players to demonstrate that they can do a job for us.

I’m sure Daniel Levy would feel slightly better about paying the likes of Keane and Bentley if he knew they were giving their all for the club in Europe.

When we qualified for the Champions League every player at the club was involved and we need to adopt the same approach this year with so many games to play.

I really hope Harry realises that he’s actually very lucky to have this much talent at his disposal as things can change very quickly in football.

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  1. Cudicni/Fridel, Walker, Bassong, Gallas, Rose, Kranjcar, Thud, Livermore,Pinnear, Crouch, Defoe.

    I can’t think of any other youngsters you are not out on loan?

  2. walker, rose, livermore, bostock, kane, Souleymane Coulibaly, Andros townsend, Cristian Ceballos………..

    there are more in the reserves/U19s that can be used

  3. Top 4 is the aim that is all that matters. Money talks.

    Europa League for the fringe players and kids to gain playing time and experience, just like the Carling Cup. Rest the entire first team from these games and let them concentrate on the league so we don’t suffer the burn out we did last year.

  4. Especially since we don’t play in the reserve league this — as you’re saying — should be used to get some experience to the young players. I’d still keep a core of 3 or 4 1st players to add stability and experience, but other than that let’s see what they can do.

    I can see how the travel could add up, but it would have to be interesting to travel all over and play against teams other than Stoke, Rovers, etc.

    If nothing else use it to scout for talent.

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