Many Spurs fans were delighted to hear that youngsters Troy Parrott, Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp are all expected to start against Bayern Munich on Wednesday Evening.
According to Football.London (via HotspurLane), each of Parrott, Tanganga and Skipp will make their full Champions League debuts in the game at the Allianz Arena; with Spurs having already secured qualification into the knockout stages. Spurs cannot overtake Bayern Munich in first place, so it is no surprise to see Jose Mourinho planning on utilising some of the talented youngsters he has on offer at his new club.
Parrott was handed his first minutes in the Premier League win over Burnley on Saturday and could be set to make it a momentous week with a start against the Bundesliga champions on Wednesday. Tanganga, who is a powerful centre-back, is also set to make his first appearance in the Champions League, which could help convince the 20-year-old to extend his contract at the club; with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season. Skipp meanwhile, is a veteran in comparison to Parrott and Tanganga, with the young midfielder having already made 17 appearances for the North London club.
Can Japhet Tanganga be the replacement for Vertonghen and Alderweireld?
Reaction from Spurs fans to the team news ahead of the clash with Bayern can be seen in the tweets below.
Mourinho gave youth a chance
— ????? ????????????? (@watchtheMou) December 10, 2019
— TrofimovsDream (@scepticbeliever) December 10, 2019
— Simon Pulman (@simonpulman) December 10, 2019
Imagine paying all that money to travel to Germany to see reserve players getting a run out
— Grovesy (@jgroves1989) December 10, 2019
— ?Axel (Fan account) (@ftblaxelV2) December 10, 2019
— Dan (@DanTHFC_) December 10, 2019
This is a dangerous starting line up… we could massively regret it.. hope not..
— jason lawrence (@jasonlawrence69) December 11, 2019
These Spurs fans are clearly delighted to hear that some of these youngsters will be given their opportunity in what will undoubtedly be an incredible atmosphere at the Allianz Arena.
What do we think?
One man who Spurs fans will no doubt be keeping an eye on is Tanganga, as the 20-year-old centre-back could well be thrown into the first-team next season if the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld leave on free transfers. Parrott too has a great opportunity to show Mourinho he can be a reliable back-up to Harry Kane, whereas Skipp needs to show that he is cut out to play for Spurs.