Tottenham play Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League this evening and with a host of senior faces left at home – Mauricio Pochettino could include a couple of youngsters in his squad to face the Serbian’s later tonight.

Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela all remain out injured, whilst Kyle Walker-Peters, Serge Aurier, Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks have all been left at home.

And whilst the likes of Harry Kane is fit and available to return, Spurs are going to be short of first-team numbers in the Serbian capital as they look to take a giant step towards making the knockout stages for the third consecutive season.

Two youngsters that could be included in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad are Troy Parrott, who was on the bench at Everton on Sunday and Japhet Tanganga, who has made just one first-team appearance this term, the Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out defeat at Colchester United in September.

The pair were both left out of the squad for Tottenham’s UEFA Youth League match against Red Star U19s which is taking place right now, meaning they’ve surely got a great chance of being involved at the Red Star Stadium tonight.



  1. Playing the young’ins would be fun for us faithful to see. More importantly, Christian has to remain on the bench for the first 65 minutes of every game going forward, or at least until he has fully demonstrated the hunger/passion is back. Ndombele tends to get weary by the 65 minute mark. If we are down= Christian E, If we are up = Winks.

    It would also be nice to see Eric D shed a few pounds and start sprinting again, start being disruptive again. I could live with his turnovers if he played with Sissoko’s heart. He can be physical, and he does head, but he has played like he is wearing lead boots. I assume he has not fully recovered from all the nagging injuries. Sad for him and us.

  2. Having just watched the Spurs under 19 team playing today it seems that they are all suffering from
    The same problem. For example the Under 19 team had only one good shot on target. This is exactly what our first team are also doing.
    This kind of performance must come from the top and since both teams reflect what the manager
    Demands from his team he must take full full responsibility.
    Sadly, the under 19 team were beaten two nil and if you count the number of chances that Red Star created then there was only ever one winner. How can such a downturn happen in two weeks with only one team change.?


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