Luke Amos was a surprise inclusion in Pochettino’s squad for the tour of America this preseason. The promising and massively exciting youngster began his Spurs career in 2006 after being scouted playing at his local team ‘Ware Youth’ at the age of 9 and has since worked his way up through the Tottenham ranks.
Amos has previously had two loan spells, firstly at Southend United and more recently a very successful loan spell at Stevenage, where he played a key role in the clubs survival.
Amos described himself as a “box-box, defensive-minded player” and he proved to be just that impressing massively in Tottenham’s three friendly matches in the ICC against Roma, Barcelona and Milan finally, creating a formidable partnership in the centre of midfield with fellow youngster Oliver Skipp (17).
The Spurs graduate boy was being raved about massively throughout Social Media and the praise didn’t stop there. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino gave the youngster a massive confidence boost by claiming in a press conference “After four years, in my fifth year, you think I’m going to be scared to play him?” and motivating him again by saying Football is about energy, about desire, about respect for yourself and your teammates, being professional. Of course, Luke Amos is a good example. He played three games of 90 minutes”
With the start of the season only a few days away and doubt surrounding the fitness of many of the clubs midfielders (Dier, Dembele, Wanyama and Winks) it is a possibility the youngster could be involved in the squad travelling to Newcastle.
Since Pochettino’s arrival, Tottenham have a track record of producing the best young talents in the country, will Amos be the next?
By Cenk Aso