Pochettino: Amos and Skipp enjoying amazing experience on tour with Tottenham Hotspur
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The Spurs manager has been impressed with Welwyn Garden City boys Luke Amos and Oliver Skipp
Luke Amos and Oliver Skipp have caught the eye of Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino during their tour of the United States.
The pair have been part of the Spurs development squad for a little while and are now making an impression on the first-team.
Amos played the full 90 minutes during the 2-2 draw with Barcelona at the weekend and Skipp, 17, impressed in his 45-minute cameo.
Both also caught the eye in the 4-1 win over AS Roma last week with 21-year-old Amos playing 86 minutes and Tottenham’s teenage central midfielder producing an accomplished display after coming on in the 63rd minute.
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Pochettino told SpursTV: “I think there are many positives. It’s not easy to play with different things that happen around the team.
“The tour is tough, but in the end we need to take the positive things like the youngsters Luke Amos and Oliver Skipp.
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“They are having time in competition with the first-team and I think that is an amazing experience and fantastic for our youngsters to live this experience.”
Despite his young age, Skipp could start for Spurs in their final match of the USA tour against AC Milan in the early hours of Wednesday morning (UK time).
He helped turn the game around against Barcelona alongside Amos in the middle of the park and the inexperienced pair may now be handed a starting berth together.
Tottenham have a number of injuries in the centre of midfield with Harry Winks back at Hotspur Way still recovering from ankle surgery.
Meanwhile Victor Wanyama has returned home from the tour of the United States due to a knee problem.
Tashan Oakley-Boothe also had to depart America and the latest person to join the treatment table was Moussa Sissoko.
He limped out of the Barcelona match and is not set to feature against AC Milan due to a thigh problem.
It provides Amos and Skipp with a unique opportunity to play together for Spurs in the International Champions Cup and given what we have seen from them so far, they won’t let Pochettino or the team down.