Date:Friday August 3 2012
With the transfer window as quiet, I was wondering if some answers may lie amongst our very talented younger players.
John Bostock, who has been around for almost an eternity. John joined Spurs in July 2008 from Crystal Palace and has not yet been able to make an impression on the first team. He has had various loans and as far as I can remember has not really set any fires. Could this be is season - I very much doubt it. Another loan move seems likely
Thomas Carroll. Signed his professional contract at Spurs in June 2010. He has since made various first team appearances although only in the Europa league and Carling Cup. For me I have seen enough of this player to know he has ability and will go on to be a great player. He seems to be very comfortable on the ball and never shy's away from the responsibility. He can also find a pass and interlinks the play very well.
Christian Cebellos. The youngster we grabbed from Barcelona. He has yet to make his first team debut, but has performed consistently for the club in the youth ranks. I remember thinking this was a bit of a masterstroke at the time, but have not seen anything of him to make and informed comment on his ability. Can we see our own Cebellos make an impact this season - maybe next year. Would like to see him get a decent loan and then make a judgement
Yago Falque - Joined on loan initially from Juventus, after they signed him from the Barcelona B squad. This player has got it I think and I feel next season will be a very big one for him. I see his as a AVB type of player too. Quick, attacking got some skill, an eye for goal. I'm sure AVB will be looking at him very closely for this season.
Andros Townsend. Again a bit like Yago. I see him as a AVB type of player and again think he can step up to first team action. He has played a handful of games under Harry and from what I saw I liked. He has got bags of pace, he can cross the ball as well. I would not be uncomfortable to see him come on as sub or even start a game for us.
Harry Kane. Too early for me. I don't like to play down our youth players, in fact this article is to build them up a bit, but I feel in this case the hype caused around him has probably added to my opinion (that's all this is) that he does not have much of a future at Spurs. I hope I'm wrong, but he seems to be out the game too much. He can shoot and he can score, but at the levels we would need I'm not sure. Maybe another season out on loan will do him good and he will come back and be the player we all hope it will. Nothing would please me more then to see the young promising player become a great player for our club. Maybe I will reserve judgement for another season.
Soueleymane Coulibaly. This kid has got it. The baby Drogba, The next Ivorian star. That is some of the comments I have read about this player, but regretfully I have never seen him play. Is he really that good that he could become a star for Spurs, a la Owen at Liverpool all those years ago? The saying goes. If you're good enough your good enough - age shouldn't be an issue.
We have also seen our very own Steffan Freund talk this player up. I would love to see him get a chance this pre season. I'd love to see him bag a couple of goals and see how AVB reacts to the player. Is he good enough to play first team football this season.......he deserves a change as his record shows he knows where the goal is!!
There are plenty more to mention but then I feel most of you may have already started to switch of. But I would still like to mention the likes of Adam Smith, Alex Pritchard, Ryan Mason all very talented young professionals at our club. Maybe the player we need is right under our nose.
Written by mattspurs
Date:Friday August 3 2012
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