Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is reluctant to spend money, unlike his other Premiership rivals. Instead, Pochettino has told the media that as far as he is concerned youth is the way forwards, rather than digging deep into his clubs finances. Spurs have spent £28m for new players so far this summer, with Victor Wanyama joining from Southampton and Vincent Janssen arriving from AZ Alkmaar. Tottenham finished third last season, behind their arch-rivals, Arsenal. It looked like they would finish above their London foes, but a disastrous final finish to the season left them high and dry and looking at what went wrong.
Mauricio Pochettino insists that for the club to move forward there has to be trust and belief in their youth players. Harry Kane, Tom Carroll and Josh Onomah have come through the youth ranks into the first-team set-up in recent years. Pochettino told the press “Yes it is very important for us to continue, only we need time. There are a lot of examples and the best one, we are all agreed, was Barcelona – a lot of good players from the academy, and then are some of the best players in the world. It is a good example for us. Maybe it is very different as we have a different philosophy in the way that we work, and we create our own philosophy. That is very important, but we continue to believe in our young talent. As we bring young talent from the academy, you keep your identity. Tottenham is different to another club and it is for that we need to continue to bring players from the academy. Why not believe that one day the academy players are all in the first team and maybe we will get big success with them? This is our dream, always with some experienced players that can help the young ones. That is important. We have great potential in the academy. The club have unbelievable facilities and maybe in two years will be in the new stadium and all we have ahead is great times and we are all excited for the future here.”
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