Mauricio Pochettino commends Tim Sherwood’s emphasis on developing youth


Tottenham has witnessed the rise of youth in a dramatic mania, as academy product Harry Kane has gained widespread recognition for his excellent capabilities striking the back of the net this year.

The 21-year-old has scored 19 times in Premier League competition and is tied with former Atletico Madrid standout Diego Costa for the league’s highest tally.

Last year, the Englishman made 19 appearances all together and netted only four scores. The year before, he was loaned out to Norwich City and Leicester City to gain more minutes on the pitch.

While the previous two years point to the standard development of a exciting young prospect, his sudden ascension among the top strikers in the Premier League has signified an accelerated outcome.

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Many believed, prior to the start of the 2014-15 campaign, that Kane had bundles of promise, but few expected the magnificence to blossom so soon.

Former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood said Tottenham was on the fence about selling the talented kid, and he supposedly refused to let that happen.

Sherwood, now managing bottom-table Aston Villa, will journey back to White Hart Lane on Saturday to face Mauricio Pochettino, who recently praised Sherwood’s youth-seeking ability.

Via Sky Sports:

“He helped the academy to develop young talent and I hope he gets a very good reception from the supporters because I think he deserves that.

“I think that we share the same idea, we believe in the young talent. This is great, like when I started my career as a manager at Espanyol in Barcelona. We believe it was the same things, to encourage and develop the young talent.

Regardless of the reception Sherwood gets, the main goal of this match for Tottenham will revolve around grabbing three points, as the race for Europa League qualification is very tight nearing the season’s end.