By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Tottenham youngsters like Dele Alli and Harry Kane have the potential to become superstars, according to captain Hugo Lloris.
The Spurs goalkeeper has been struck by the rapid strides made by the likes of Alli, Kane, Eric Dier and Danny Rose this season.
Tottenham have rocketed to second in the Premier League table ahead of Sunday’s clash against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium.
The north Londoners, who officially have the youngest squad in the top flight, have been bouyed by the performances of their emerging stars this season including Kane, 22, and Alli, 19.
“We have the talent, we have the working mentality and we have improved a lot tactically and technically,” Lloris said. “Individually as well, a lot of players are improving and because we are young, some players don’t know their limit. That is very good.
“The competition inside the club helps push everyone even more. For me, I am 29, I have more than 10 years behind me in professional football and I am enjoying this moment at Tottenham.
“It is very difficult at the highest level of football to keep the right balance in the team and at the moment, we are doing that.”
Spurs have won their last six matches in all competitions and are now well placed to genuinely challenge for this season’s league title.
But Lloris warned: “We cannot forget that things can turn around quickly in football.
“That is why we always have to be vigilant about what is happening every day. That is the role of the gaffer, the staff, the experienced players – to put the team in the best condition every day for every game.
“We are having a great season because we are still in the cups, still in the league, there are a lot of things to try to reach and that is exciting.”