Jose Mourinho has said that four youngsters will be in the Tottenham squad to face Wolfsberger in the Europa League on Wednesday.
16-year-old Dane Scarlett, who made his Spurs debut against Ludogorets in the group stages was an unused substitute for the first leg, whilst 20-year-old defender Marcel Lavinier was also included in the travelling squad in Budapest.
But with Tottenham in a commanding position following the first leg, Mourinho is using the opportunity to give two more youngsters valuable experience with the senior squad.
Teenage pair Nile John, whose a 17-year-old midfielder, and Dilan Markanday, a 19-year-old attacking midfielder could both make their first-team debuts against the Austrian outfit.
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It wouldn’t be the first time that Mourinho has opted to play youth in Europe – with Alfie Whiteman, Harvey White, Jack Clarke and Clarke all making their Tottenham debuts earlier in the competition, whilst Alfie Devine came on and scored in the FA Cup against Marine.
The Spurs boss told the Evening Standard: “Scarlett is again going to be on the bench, Marcel Lavinier also on the bench, Nile on the bench, quite a beautiful story as he arrived at the club almost as a baby, and also Dilan on the bench.”