Tottenham academy product reveals plan for first team
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham youngster Luke Amos has revealed that his long-term aim is to break into the club’s first team.
The 20-year-old is currently out on loan at Southend after joining the League One side in January until the end of the season.
The central midfielder was handed his senior debut in football on 18 March as he played 51 minutes in a 3-2 victory over Walsall.
He moved to Southend to experience some first team football and Phil Brown rewarded him with a recent start.
Amos had admitted that a pre-season tour with Spurs in the summer helped his development and that is continuing to grow during his loan spell.
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“It was unbelievable to be part of the first team (at Spurs) in pre-season, that was the first stepping stone, then the next part is growing up and that’s something that I’ve been able to do a little bit more coming out to Southend,” Amos said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “The next step is obviously to play more games and long-term, the dream is to play in the first team at Spurs.”
Southend are currently vying for promotion in League One and occupy the final play-off spot.
Amos will hope to play a role during the rest of the season and experiencing the dramas of a league promotion will surely only benefit him.
The defensive midfielder is a product of the Spurs academy and has been a regular in their youth teams.
He seemingly has a long way if he is to press ahead and make his first senior appearance for Spurs, but should be boosted by the approach of manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentinian has shown a real desire to promote players to the first team and midfielder Harry Winks is the latest youngster to make the step up.
In other Tottenham news, the club’s 25-year-old has given an update on his future.