It now looks likely that Spurs season will end with a whimper rather than a bang, with the Champions League seemingly out of reach and the grim reality of another Europa League campaign a more realistic prospect.
Yet the introduction and progress of so many young players have made this season a positive one and a statistic demonstrates exactly well Tottenham have done with such a youthful core.
Journalist Daniel Storey posted a list containing the average age of the ten most regular starters, for each of the top six in Europe’s biggest four leagues. The average age for Spurs was just 23.5 years, comfortably making them the youngest of the clubs featured.
The next youngest was Lyon at an average age of 25, while Liverpool were the next youngest Premier League club at 25.1. Manchester City topped the list with an average age of 29.2.
The season might have a familiar ending but the future is definitely bright at Tottenham.
Huge reason for positivity at Tottenham. Youngest core by some distance in top six of Europe's big four leagues. pic.twitter.com/uQ6MrL5aq3
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) April 7, 2015