Why Luke Amos could be the next big thing at Tottenham Hotspur
English midfielder Luke Amos, who performed impeccably in Tottenham‘s 4-1 pre-season win over AS Roma, has attracted many people to take note of him. The 21-year-old showed maturity and swift ball movement in tight areas of the pitch to prove his worth against a quality side.
Amos was also quite sturdy while shielding the back-four as he looks to impress Mauricio Pochettino for a place in the first-team this season.
Here are the three reasons why he can become the next big thing at Tottenham and prove his worth on the bigger stage:
Not fazed to play against an experienced Roma midfield
This may just be a pre-season game but the maturity and calmness that Amos displayed while playing against the likes of Daniele de Rossi, Javier Pastore, etc. was a thing to behold. His passing, defensive work and also the tenacity to win 50-50 challenges in midfield was imperious.
It’s not only the performance but also the type of opponents he outplayed on the day will earn the trust of the manager. At 21, this might be Amos’ time to come to the big stage and shine.
Pochettino has a history of trusting youth
Pochettino has always been keen on trusting youth and giving them opportunities to perform at the highest level. This will help Amos to quickly come into the manager’s plans, if he keeps performing well and shows the desire to compete.
Harry Winks, Dele Alli and Kieran Trippier, are some of the examples of how the Argentine trusts young players and grooms them to become world-beaters. He is the type of manager who would prefer to watch a talent emerge from the academy rather than spending big on a proven player.
Has done well in the academy ranks
Amos is a Spurs academy graduate which obviously helps him to understand the ethos of the club. Moreover, he has first-team experience, as he went on loan to Southend United and Stevenage.
Under the tutelage of academy managers, Amos has always been one of the stand-out talents to emerge. Tottenham do not look too keen on buying new players but they need depth in midfield. Pochettino could use him at certain points this season.