Dele Alli was named as the PFA Young Player of the Year last night and the it emphasised the changes that have taken place at the club.
Tottenham youngsters have now won this award in four of the last five seasons. Kyle Walker was named in 2011-12, followed by Gareth Bale in 2012-13. Chelsea’s Eden Hazard then broke the run, before Harry Kane won last season and Alli was rewarded last night.
Prior to Walker winning the award, the last Spurs player to have won was Glenn Hoddle, way back in 1980. To go from such a barren run to a period of dominance shows a real change in emphasis and proves that no club is more committed to young talent than Tottenham.
Such recognition should help the club to continue to attract young stars, both at schoolboy level and those that have made their professional debuts elsewhere. No other club in the Premier League currently comes close in giving opportunities to youngsters and improving them as players.