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Scarlett becomes Spurs youngest player as Mourinho praises youngsters

Fri 27 November 2020 | 12:04

A young Tottenham team earned a comfortable wing against Ludogorets, which pleased the Portuguese head coach.

Tottenham’s 4-0 win against Ludogorets on Thursday night made Tottenham a step closer to qualifying for next round of Europe’s second-tier competition.

Benfica loanee

Carlos Vinicius

was on scoresheet on first half, replacing

Harry Kane

who rested ahead of Sunday’s London derby clash against Chelsea.

Harry Winks

and

Lucas Moura

earned a place on scoresheet as well.

Japhet Tanganga

who had recovered from an injury lay-off was drafted back to Mourinho’s squad,

Jack Clarke

made his second European appearance as

Harvey White

was handed his senior debut against Ludogorets.

But

Scarlett

was the man on the headlines as he became the youngest player to feature in a competitive game for Tottenham in their history, aged 16 years and 247 days.

Mourinho was delighted to see Lilywhite's next generation of stars, talking to BT Sport post-match:

"I am happy for them, some players had really nice performances.

"Japhet Tanganga had his first match after long injury, nice chance for the kids to make history. 4-0 and three points, that's good.

"I know the kids well. Harvey White works with us every day in our squad, same as Jack Clarke, Dane Scarlett did pre-season with us. We know what they can do but it has to be the right moment and today was the right pressure for them."

In response to his side’s performance in the Europa League, Mourinho responded:

"It was important. There is a risk of every team on six points against them.

"If that happens to qualify you need a lot of points. Normally nine points would be job done but it is not job done. You need a result but today was important. We made lots of changes but it was important to take it seriously, it was good.

"The game are important, every game is important. We don't look to certain competitions, we look game after game.

"To play all the same players is not good for the condition and for the mentality of those who play."

Mourinho played down the importance of this weekend’s meeting with Chelsea by adding:

"Every game is every game, in the Premier League I don't make any difference because every game you can gain points or lose points. We don't look to the table we look to matches."


source: SportMob