Jahziah Linton of Tottenham Hotspur has been called up to first team training by Ange Postecoglou ahead of the match against Nottingham Forest.
Tomorrow night, Tottenham will visit the City Ground in an attempt to build on their victory over Newcastle.
Before destroying the Magpies 4-1 in North London over the weekend, Spurs had not won in five games.
It’s no secret that Ange Postecoglou has been dealing with a number of injuries and suspensions lately, which has given other players a chance.
Yes, Sunday’s substitutes included young players Alfie Dorrington and Jamie Donley, the latter of whom came off the bench.
Earlier this month, Donley made his debut against Manchester City, and Postecoglou has already demonstrated his willingness to give younger players a chance.
Jahziah Linton appears to have been given an opportunity to shine during this week’s training by the Australian manager.
Linton summoned to the first-team practice of Tottenham
The Spurs team was being tested in a video posted on their official YouTube channel in advance of tomorrow’s match.
Among the group, Linton was observed playing a small-sided game during training.
Along with Giovani Lo Celso, Oliver Skipp, Emerson Royal, and other first-team players, the 19-year-old was a member of the group.
Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United
Linton primarily plays left back for Tottenham’s academy teams, having made a total of 39 appearances.
In April, the Englishman signed a professional contract with the team. Although he hasn’t played for Spurs yet, he will only get stronger by working out with Postecoglou’s team.
Under managers like Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho, the road to the first team was not always obvious, but under Postecoglou, things appear to be going more smoothly.
Regardless of the players’ age, the Australian puts a lot of emphasis on having faith in them.
In fact, Tottenham has used players like Pape Matar Sarr and Destiny Udogie on a regular basis this season.
The fact that Donley made his debut this month and that a number of other academy products have made an impression should also give other children hope.