Anyone watching Tottenham’s youngsters over the last five days would have been given a welcome distraction from the first team’s poor result at Wigan. After a 6-0 hammering of Newcastle in the Under-21 Premier League on Saturday, the lads recorded their most impressive victory to date with a 4-1 win at Barcelona in the NextGen series.
The star of last night’s performance was Shaquille Coulthirst who notched a perfect hat trick culminating in a goal on the hour mark to secure a 3-0 lead. Shaq’s performance is the latest in a line of impressive contributions from the youngsters – Alex Pritchard added the fourth last night and the video of his free kick against Newcastle on Saturday is getting a lot of attention.
Earlier in the season, Jon Obika and Cristian Ceballos have also made their mark in the under-21 league but what does the future hold for them?
Spurs have always produced talented youngsters but with such impressive displays over the last few days, could any of these names enjoy promotion to the first team squad soon – specifically in the remaining Europa League fixtures?