It’s about time we gave the young Tottenham boy his credit-he truly is a generational talent and one of the best young talents Ange postecoglou set to give the Boy chance against Everton Fans will be happy to see him play

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Ashley Phillips impressed coaches with a piece of brilliant defending in training yesterday.

Ashley Phillips arrived at Tottenham over the summer as he arrived for a £3 million fee from Blackburn Rovers.

The 18-year-old is yet to make his debut for Spurs but has caught the eye of Ange Postecoglou in training.

Indeed, reports have claimed the Aussie boss has been impressed with Phillips behind the scenes at Hotspur Way.

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The Englishman was widely expected to be handed a chance in the first team a few weeks back following Micky van de Ven’s injury and Cristian Romero’s red card against Chelsea.

That didn’t quite materialise, with the youngster picking up an ankle injury in November. But he’s back amongst the group and he impressed Tottenham coaches in training yesterday.

Phillips impresses Tottenham coaches in training

In a video posted on Tottenham’s official YouTube channel, the Spurs players can be seen being put through their paces ahead of Saturday’s clash against Everton.

Phillips was involved in a training drill towards the end and he prevented Alejo Veliz from scoring a simple tap-in.

The defender made a brilliant last-ditch clearance, which led to praise from Tottenham coaches.

One could be heard shouting: “Great tackle, Ash.”

While another coach added: “Very good.”

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After the return of Cristian Romero in recent weeks, it feels unlikely that Phillips will get an opportunity in the side should the Argentine stay fit.

Romero and Ben Davies have struck up a promising partnership over the past month, helping Spurs to wins over Newcastle and Nottingham Forest.

Nevertheless, it should only benefit Phillips to be training alongside Tottenham’s first team.

Should the youngster continue to impress behind the scenes, you’d imagine he could be the first in line to get an opportunity should Spurs lose any more centre-backs through injury.


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