- Mar 1, 2013
Any expected to make it now. Loans need to be made to advance a player to the squad not as a shop window out.Just looking in the loan thread and we have Luke Amos, George Marsh, Jack Clarke, Jack Roles, Anthony Georgiou, Kaziah Sterling and Cameron Carter-Vickers all out on loan.
Last year we also had Marcus Edwards, Josh Onomah, Shayon Harrison, Kaziah Sterling, Sam Shashoua, Luke Amos, Anthony Georgiou and Connor Ogilvie.
Are we perhaps learning the error of our ways and starting to give some of our guys consistent time playing meaningful football?
The answer is obvious and I don't think any of us disagree.Coming out of the KWP thread I really feel the need to question our handling with some youth players. Top modern facilities, yet the last one fully integrated in the first squad is Winks.
I had a look at the U21 sides in 2016/2017 where Onomah and KWP were playing in. Basically everyone else who started these games has left his mark in pro football. Dean Henderson, Tomori, Alexander-Arnold, Lewis Cook, Lookman, Calvert-Lewin, Abraham, Solanke, Gray, Maddison, Mount, Tom Davies or Chilwell. It is hugely disappointing that players like KWP, Onomah, CCV or Edwards can not make that final step to impress in the Premier League. Why is that? Coincidence? Down to players? Down to the manager? Shit or none loan spells?
As someone who has watched mount than anyone on this forum, I can tell you there isn't that much difference in quality/potential between onomah and MountIf you believe that Bennett is close to CHO or Mount in ability you have to reevaluate your process in appraising footballers.
Spurs have a certain philosophy when it comes to their academy and its not as high powered as the top European academies, to pretend that we possess the same quality as those academies you are fooling yourself.
Pochettino has been poor the last couple of seasons in transitioning a few players into the first team squad but the ceiling of the players hes failed are not that high, plus the mitigating circumstances of Spurs chasing trophies means its not a high cost grievance.
If Poch had supressed CHO or RLC then it would be outrageous but not giving Oakley-Boothe or Onomah 1k minutes is not something to cry about.