Tottenham Hotspur have released a video on their Twitter of academy prospect Dane Scarlett and Harry Kane working together in training, showing a number of top quality finishes from the young striker which will surely excite fans.
Spurs have enjoyed a far better season since Antonio Conte took over from former manager Nuno Espirito Santo in November, as they currently sit fifth in the Premier League, just two points behind north London rivals Arsenal with only five games left to play.
This weekend, they have a big game coming up against Leicester City, who could prove to be a sticky opponent in their quest for Champions League football for the first time since the 2019/20 season. Conte’s men need to pick up every point possible in order to pip their rivals to fourth spot come the end of the season, as if they don’t make it, they could face losing players like Kane or even Conte himself.
However, Spurs fans will not be thinking about this right now as they look to finish the season strong. One unexpected person who could end up helping them with this feat is an academy prospect and backup to Kane in 18-year-old Scarlett. While the young striker has not seen much game time this season, a video has been uploaded on Twitter by Spurs’ official account which shows the ability of the youngster.
In the video captioned ‘Dane X Kane’, we see footage of the young striker working with Kane on his finishing ability and a number of top-class finishes from Scarlett should get Spurs fans very excited about the prospect’s chances of making the first team over the next few seasons.
TIF Thoughts on Scarlett…
While the starting striker position has been nailed on since Kane burst onto the scene, if Spurs want to have great success both domestically and in Europe, they will need reliable backups to come in if and when they are needed.
Will Dane Scarlett play for Spurs this season?
Despite not having a lot of experience in the first team, Scarlett has impressed at academy level, racking up an impressive 25 goals and four assists in his 24 appearances (Transfermarkt). The youngster has a long way to go before becoming a top name on the first-team roster, but working hard in training and taking his chances when they come is the best way for him to improve and cement himself in the Spurs squad.