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Tottenham youngsters being noticed by England coaches.

Posted on October 14, 2013 by Random Spurs Supporter

Roy Hodgson and his team of coaching staff have by his own admission been regular visitors to Tottenham this season and it appears that Andros Townsend, Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton have been the players of particular interest so far. No doubt once Aaron Lennon is fit and well enough to make a return he will be another that might still interest Hodgson before the next World Cup, whilst Dawson and Defoe have not given up their own ambitions.

When the media spoke to Hodgson about his decision to choose Townsend for this important fixture he was clear that his regular involvement for QPR last season and the quality he showed in a team fighting relegation stood out enough for him pursue that interest again this season, he was obviously impressed with what he saw and once Walcott suffered his injury it gave him the opportunity to take a chance.

Apart from the obvious pride of every Tottenham supporter in one of their own making such a fantastic and important impression, Hodgson had other glowing words about Tottenham,

 “I know quite a lot about the young players at Tottenham because they have a lot of them,” Hodgson told reporters.

Tom Carroll is one, Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton and also Andros Townsend. These were players I had been following all through last year. But when Andros got the loan move to QPR and did so well there it really alerted us.

“I have seen him play a lot of times for Tottenham this season, as have my staff, and he has more than replicated those QPR performances. He has made us sit up and think about him even more.”

From a Tottenham point of view it provided a resounding endorsement of their coaching methods and development set up that  is doing so remarkably well, consider that Hodgson is only interested in English players and when he refers to” a lot of young Tottenham players” he is also talking of Smith, Carroll, Fryers, Pritchard and various others, bear in mind that Tottenham have players from other European countries and even further flung places then it is a fair bet that we shall see more exciting talent appearing in the not too distant future.

We have been here before, other exciting young Tottenham players got their break making their England debut and taking the game by storm, Gazza and Hoddle immediately spring to mind, they both went on to have incredible careers and now we wait to see where this takes Townsend.

Exciting young English players is not the sole realm of Tottenham as we well know, Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley and Luke Shaw are already knocking on the door and there are others with the ability to make the grade given the chance.

Perhaps we are about to welcome a new golden generation for Tottenham and England.


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  1. 6YardsOut says:

    Fryers might even get a chance before long too.

    • Tony says:

      he has had a few outings already and will probably get a few more before a probable loan.

      • 6YardsOut says:

        He should go on loan to a Premier League club then.

        I thought maybe Tom Carroll should have gone to a Premier League club rather than QPR at this stage.

        • Tony says:

          I agree was also a little surprised Pritchard went to !st div rather than Championship at least. Kane went to norwich but quickly picked up an injury so it didn’t go as planned, Got an idea he might go to Hull in new year with Hud and Livermore. Walker went championship till january and then had 2nd half of season at villa in premiership before taking his place at Spurs but think Carroll has been loaned for season to QPR.

  2. mick says:

    Think that Kane, Carroll and Caballos might be the next wave of youngsters to breaK INTO TEAM.

  3. Eric says:

    How n why the Hell is pritchard in the league one instead of the championship ?

  4. Eric says:

    His Wiki page says that the likes of united Madrid Barcelona were once after him n that along with the free kicks just raises my expectations of him

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