Date: 7th September 2018 at 6:00pm
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Earlier in the week, Tottenham Hotspur announced their 25 man Premier League squad given the current cap on foreign players and the need to have a homegrown core in the first-team group.

Whilst it was largely as fans would’ve expected the selections to be under manager Mauricio Pochettino given the pecking order at the club – for example, given the news so far this season not seeing Vincent Jansson’s name appear didn’t come as a shock to anyone.

One name did appear though and reports covering this have slightly skewed things for headline purposes.

As well as announcing the 25 men selected to make up our squad that are in contention for games in the opening half of the year until the January transfer window, players who fall under the homegrown tag and are under 21-years-old are also automatically named and included as a secondary list, as they remain in contention and can be called upon.

That is why 17-year-old Maurizio Pochettino finds himself listed as he’s presumably expected to step up to the Under 23 group at points this year and not as intimated elsewhere, that Poch has found a space for his son but he couldn’t for Jansson and other utterly irrelevant things I’ve read.

He hasn’t been included in our 25 man squad, he’s acknowledged as a viable homegrown player that is outside of the 25 man squad but could be called on.

As an aside, there are over 50 youngsters included in that secondary list.

 

2 Replies to “Pochettino’s Grow Your Own Approach At Spurs Leads To An Uninformed Reaction From Some”

  • You are so anxious to be critical that you don’t even read your one information.
    ” players who fall under the homegrown tag and are under 21-years-old are also automatically named and included as a secondary list, as they remain in contention and can be called upon.”
    Pochettino qualifies for the secondary list – Janssen does not. They are not interchangeable.
    Pursuing facts is for journalists – Spreading manure is for farmers.

    • Eh?

      I’m pointing out others implied they were interchangeable by the fact they skewed headlines to suggest Poch favoured his son by adding him to the list whilst leaving out the likes of Jansson as if it was a nepotistic move.

      Why don’t you try reading in your quest to be critical?

      “That is why 17-year-old Maurizio Pochettino finds himself listed as he’s presumably expected to step up to the Under 23 group at points this year and not as intimated elsewhere, that Poch has found a space for his son but he couldn’t for Jansson and other utterly irrelevant things I’ve read.”

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