Tottenham got a taste of the European football they will be enjoying this coming season, with a pre season friendly against Juventus this afternoon.
With both sides playing weakened teams, Juventus came out on top with goals from Paulo Dybala and new signing Mehdi Benatia.
Spurs pulled one back through Erik Lamela but at this stage it was performance rather than result that mattered and 2 of Mauricio Pochettino’s youngsters did their first team chances no harm with some impressive displays.
As seen last year, Pochettino has no qualms with giving youth a chance. He has very much bought into the mantra that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough and Marcus Edwards and Harry Winks may have just shown him that they are old enough.
17 year old attacking midfielder Edwards made his first team debut against Juve and showed why Spurs fans are so excited about him. Reportedly scouted by Barcelona, Edwards looks to have a bright future in the game even if it is away from White Hart Lane as the youngster is yet to sign a new deal.
Whilst 20 year old Winks will have forced the issue of more game time after a eye catching midfield display.
Here are some of the best tweets on the duo:
Harry Winks channelling his inner Messi there
— Joe Harrison (@introduce_stove) July 26, 2016
Looks like Harry Winks should be considered ahead of Mason (if he stays), offers much more
— Spurs Only (@SpursOnly) July 26, 2016
Harry Winks is a lovely player, need game time in the League and FA Cups this season. That or a loan.
— James Dickens (@JamesN11) July 26, 2016
Harry Winks looking good. Seems more accomplished on the ball than Mason and physically stronger than Carroll.
— Kings of The Lane (@kingsofthelane) July 26, 2016
Harry Winks has already had more impact than Tom Carroll 🤔
— Josh (@_bentapleb) July 26, 2016
@HarryWinks is an absolute baller.
— Greg Halford (@GregHalford15) July 26, 2016
Marcus Edwards has so much talent, only a matter of time before he starts getting some serious playing time for us.
— e-Spurs USA (@e_spurs_usa) July 26, 2016
Marcus Edwards to step up this year hopefully! Looks quite a player
— #John (@JohnSpurs11) July 26, 2016
Can't even explain how excited I am about Marcus Edwards, really hoping he gets some decent game time this season
— OnlySpurs (@PochBlack) July 26, 2016
Got a feeling I might be writing about Marcus Edwards once or twice over the coming season.
— Darren Lewis (@MirrorDarren) July 26, 2016
Marcus Edwards looked pretty good today too. He looks different from the other players.
— Daniel. (@Tottenham_twd) July 26, 2016
— Adam Warlow (@AdamWarlow3) July 26, 2016
When Marcus Edwards joins Barca I will never forget the time I woke up at 6am to watch him play on an illegal stream against Juventus
— Jake. (@YedIin) July 26, 2016