Our time in Australia came to a close Friday evening as another youthful Spurs side fell to Atletico Madrid 1-0. However, Pochettino was once again very upbeat about the younger players and their contributions.

“I’m happy because we finished with nine players who have come through the Academy and against Atletico Madrid, that is special,” he said.

He’s right, too. While we were all lost in the spectre of a historic run from the first team last season, these youngsters were developing and waiting for their time to eventually shine. Now that they’ve been given that chance this past week, they’re showing that Spurs supporters should be ecstatic about the future.

Our opponents this week carry a very good recent history and showing our youth can step up should not go unnoticed. Poch made sure of that. “We’ve played top class clubs here – Juventus, the best team in Italy, and Atletico Madrid, who have played two Champions League finals in the last three years. They had eight players on the pitch who started in the 11 against Real Madrid in May.”

Seeing the flashiness of Marcus Edwards, the more physical play Harry Winks has developed and the brick wall that Cameron Carter-Vickers is looking to place himself in should have everyone paying attention this upcoming campaign.