Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton: Youngster Update
Spurs played Everton this week in the last, first game of this season. Yes, that's right, the game was postponed in August due to the London riots. SPOILER ALERT: Spurs surged on to a 2-0 win over the Toffees with goals from Aaron Lennon and Benoit "Disco Benny" Assou-Ekotto. Among those who got dressed for the game today at White Hart Lane were Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Jake Livermore, and Gareth Bale (of course).
Well, let's catch up on how these youngsters are doing these days.
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The versatile left midfielder can play in midfield, as a full-back, or as an attacking winger. Unfortunately for Rose, his first team appearances have been limited. The first rounds of the FA Cup and the Europa League are where Rose has been playing most of his football these days and he patiently waits—usually on the bench—for his opportunity to make an impact. When something amazing happens, we'll have another update.
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Isn't this a gem? Kyle Walker is one of the most exciting young players in the Premier League. Already branded as England's next right back, Walker has certainly made an impact at the Lane this season. Loan spells at QPR and Aston Villa helped him grow and mature into the wonderful prospect that he is.
Oh yeah, don't forget his outside bullet against Arsenal at White Hart Lane.
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The start to Livermore's season has been a bit slower than Walker's, but he is still a valuable asset to the Tottenham first team. In the absence of Scott Parker and Sandro, Livermore has to be able to step up and fill the gap. In recent games, particularly against Everton, he has done so admirably. Surely, this is largely due to the fact that he gets to train with the best in the business on a daily basis. Parker and Sandro are undoubtedly among the League's best defensive midfielders and training with them would do wonders for any young player.
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Hardly a young and budding player, Bale has already made his mark on world football. Seeing as he is only 22 years old, I think he deserves a shout.
His most recent goals against Norwich and his fairly consistent displays against some of the world's top players have assured Bale of a spot on most Manager's wish lists. Transfer talk is for another article, but I think we all know how great of a player he is and will continue to be.