Mauricio Pochettino reveals Tottenham selection plans ahead of Newcastle season opener

Silvia Morton
August 10, 2018

Georges-Kevin N'Koudou blasted home a stunning victor for Tottenham Hotspur against AC Milan in the International Champions Cup - but not all Spurs fans were impressed.

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Tottenham finished their preseason tour of the US with a 1-0 victory over AC Milan, with Georges-Kevin Nkoudou hitting the second-half victor. I think Daniel has been quite clear on this but we have always operated on a fairly prudent basis.

"Levy time" and "getting Levy'd" are well-known and affectionate phrases in the Tottenham vernacular, and when the club's supporters enter their new home for the first time in September they will surely be full of praise for their chairman's efforts.

'I am so happy with all the squad and I want to congratulate all the coaches in the academy because they are working for a long time to produce these types of player for the first team, ' he said. Maybe he doesn't have the Premier League experience but his performances in the three games showed it's not a problem to put him to play. But what you get with him is he is so focused on delivering for this club - and that's why any of us who work around him think it's grossly unfair.

"Last season I told you some numbers, but this season we don't know", Pochettino said before his side's final friendly of their United States tour against Milan.

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"All of the young players have really shown great character", he said. They're very confident coming into the tour, all of them.

"Football is about energy, about desire, about respect for yourself and your team-mates, being professional". You've seen Luke Amos play in the last week.

The Tottenham stars kicked field goals, with three players making their attempts.

Pochettino being impressed is just the first step for Skipp, and the decline of Marcus Edwards since he starred on pre-season in 2016 is a warning sign that he must not take too much for granted.

"I feel good", he added.

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