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Pochettino proud of Spurs' young guns on US expedition

 

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino thinks the club's future looks bright after they rounded off their United States tour with victory against Milan.

Georges-Kevin N'Koudou scored the only goal as Spurs closed their International Champions Cup campaign with a 1-0 win in Minneapolis.

Pochettino's side have beaten Roma 4-1 and drawn 2-2 with Barcelona - a match they then lost on penalties - despite missing most of their first-choice XI due to World Cup exploits.

"I want to congratulate all the academy coaches and staff," Pochettino said.

"They need to feel very proud about the youngsters.

"I think they showed a bright future in our academy and they showed that the job that they are doing in the last 10, 12, 15 years, the coaches in the academy, is great.

"I want to congratulate them because the youngsters not only showed a great performance on the pitch, we feel very proud of how they behaved outside of the pitch too. It's good to feel proud. They feel the club and now they need to keep working."

Tottenham travel to face Girona in Spain on Saturday before starting their Premier League campaign away to Newcastle a week later.

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