As Tottenham Hotspur gets ready for the 2021 / 22 campaign under a new manager, Nuno Espírito Santo, the coaching staff is looking at some young players who are considered to be the 'future' of the team.
Following Spurs opening pre-season friendly against Leyton Orient, which concluded on a 1-1 draw at The Breyer Group Stadium in London, the Portuguese manager spoke about the importance of the u23's for the first team.
According to the Spurs manager, he revealed the u23's are helping out the first team a lot in terms of internal competition ahead of the coming Premier League season.
"The help of the U23s is so important for us because they allowed us to do good training sessions, allowed us to have numbers and bodies to work and try and mix the first team," he told Spurs TV.
"That play was a mix of young players that we think we believe can make this step and help us, and then the rest of the group.
It's a big help for us, a big help, especially with players arriving from the national team and coming gradually, so we need all the U23s and we are very thankful for it."
Although Espírito Santo is glad there's players willing to work, he's decided to not develop close relationships with some of them, as he's still unsure on whether or not they will be part of Spurs in the coming months.
According to The Athletic UK, 'NES' has been largely keeping his distance from the players, evaluating whether they are part of his plans. Over the next couple of weeks, he will sit down with those whose futures are uncertain.
In terms of playing style, The Athletic UK also reported Espírito Santo will move away from the three-man defence he had at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The noises coming out of the club are that Spurs will play more attacking football than is generally associated with Nuno’s sides.
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