By Paddy Kenny

17th Sep, 2022 | 11:00am

Pundit lambasts Tottenham after expert's reveal - 'you can't do that'

Tottenham must change their approach to developing youngsters amid fresh criticism of their academy.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about recent criticism aimed at Spurs.

Tottenham were unable to send out any of their young stars in the final weeks of the transfer window, with Nile John and Brooklyn Lyons-Foster notable players who will remain at Hotspur Way.

Tottenham expert and Football Insider pundit John Wenham told this site on 10 September that young stars have been told by agents not to sign for the club as a result of their treatment of their young stars.

Kenny insists Spurs are only hampering the development of their youngsters.

“I have watched Under 23s football loads of times and there is nothing on it,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“When I was at Northampton we went to two or three games a week, trying to pick players but it is difficult because there is nothing in it.

“These players need to go out and play men’s football, first-team football. They need to play twice a week, Saturday, Tuesday and Saturday.

“They need to know the level they need to be at just to play League One or League Two level. It’s disappointing that Tottenham have stopped those players from going out because it is hampering their development.

“It’s something they need to address, you can’t have these kids just sat around because they aren’t going to improve.

“They will improve by going out and playing men’s football at that young age, getting that experience as well.

“Something needs to change there.”

In other news, a pundit has issued an ‘unbelievable’ Richarlison claim after what he’s seen at Tottenham.