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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Pochettino: I'll show faith but you mist deliver

Mauricio Pochettino fielded a young side against Gillingham in the League Cup and they came shining through 5-0 with some help from the senior players.

Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela played a prominent part while 21-year-old Georges-Kevin N'koudou, 18-year-old Cameron Carter-Vickers, 17-year-old Marcus Edwards and 18-year-old Anton Walkes all made their debuts. 

A similar youthful side will play in the next round at Anfield. Pochettino has confirmed this twice in press conferences now.

"For me, they are not kids or boys -- they are players, [who can] show and prove that they can compete and have the quality to stay in the first team. It is the same to play against Gillingham at White Hart Lane and against Liverpool at Anfield. 
"They need to show. We believe in them and if my team is the same as against Gillingham or some changes, they need to prove they have quality. You know, always the big, big players start their career and they need to make their debut sometimes in a difficult place like Anfield. 
"We are involved in Champions League and they [the younger players] are not involved in European competition so it is a good opportunity for our players who do not play too much or the younger players to build their reputation and build their career and confidence for the future."


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