Tottenham Hotspur: 4 Youngsters Who Will Make an Impact This Season
The group of young players at Tottenham this season is better than it has been in recent years. Spurs have not always been known for developing young talent, but that seems to have changed.
Now, with Tottenham playing in the Europa League, manager Harry Redknapp has a perfect opportunity to further develop his young talent and build for the future by giving these young, potential stars more playing time and an opportunity to shine.
Aside from players like Gareth Bale and Sandro, who have already established themselves in the first team, this is a list of players who have it all to prove this year—and will.
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Kyle Walker has already started his Premier League career at Spurs with four league starts so far, and surely there's more to come. Walker, the 21-year-old right back, doesn't have a wealth of experience but more than makes up for this with youthful vigor and energy.
Loan spells at Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers have given Walker a bit of experience to call on, now that he is a regular in the Tottenham first team. His ability as a strong defender with decent attacking skills will surely help him prove his worth in the Premier League this season.
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Danny Rose plays, primarily, as a left back for Tottenham and can also play as a left midfielder. The 21- year-old full back has a healthy amount of energy, good intelligence on the ball, and educated intensity when going forward.
Like most young players, Rose has enjoyed some loan spells in the past, with Peterborough and Bristol City. Unfortunately, he has had some minor difficulty with injury but will no doubt be willing to make his mark this season.
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Jake Livermore is a product of the Tottenham youth academy and made his first team debut in 2007. Since then, he has enjoyed success in the Championship with loan spells at Leeds, Derby and Ipswich.
The 21-year-old plays in the center of midfield as an energetic, hard tackler. He has no shortage of love for Tottenham and, assuming he continues to enjoy success on the pitch, will become a huge Spurs fan favorite.
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This 19 year old has the ability to become Tottenham's Jack Wilshere. An energetic young central midfielder who can make tackles as well as push forward is something every Premier League side wants, and that is exactly what Spurs have in Tom Carroll.
He is still young, but with time, Carroll will prove to be an integral member of the Tottenham first team.