It’s been a long international break for Tottenham supporters following their loss to Watford.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men went into their clash with Watford having won each of their first three league games, beating Newcastle United, Fulham, and Manchester United.
Although one loss doesn’t change what was a fantastic start to the season, Spurs fans will be hoping that they can get back to winning ways against high-flyers Liverpool this weekend. Although Harry Kane has scored two goals in four games, the lack of depth up front is a worry for Mauricio Pochettino.
With Vincent Janssen a seemingly forgotten man and Fernando Llorente unable to replicate Kane’s scoring feet, Pochettino could be forced to dip into the youth side to find an adequate replacement.
One player who could be about to make the leap is Kazaiah Sterling.
The 19-year-old forward came on in Spurs’ Champions League clash against Apoel and was handed a new three-year deal over the summer. The youngster was also included in the Spurs squad for the game against City towards the end of the season which should show that the club see him as contributing in the near future.
Quick, direct and hardworking from the front, Sterling is a typical Pochettino player. Moreover, although he usually plays as a striker, he’s not just and out and out goalscorer but can also provide goals too.
In 20 games in the Premier League 2, Sterling managed to score eight goals, although in truth given the great runs he makes, he should’ve scored more. When under pressure Sterling usually makes the right decision in front of goal. At times when he’s one on one with the goalkeeper, he struggles to score. Being only 19 however, you’d expect him to still be raw.
While he may not go ahead of Janssen in the squad straight away, given Pochettino’s preference for bringing through young youth players to the squad, his chance in the first-team may not be too far away.
With his pace, runs and work ethic, Sterling could be a hit for Pochettino this season if he gets the chance.
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