Former Tottenham Hotspur captain Graham Roberts has told Football FanCast that interim head coach Ryan Mason will not bring a number of young players into the squad before the end of the season because they have to win every game.
Mason has taken over from Jose Mourinho until the end of the season and oversaw a win in his first game in charge.
Spurs beat Southampton 2-1 on Wednesday, coming from behind to do so, and he made some interesting team selections.
Gareth Bale came back into the team, scoring his side’s first goal, while Toby Alderweireld was also in the team and Harry Winks came on as a substitute.
Mason worked with the youth team before his promotion to interim manager and there may be a temptation for him to bring various youngsters into the team, but Roberts does not think that will be the case.
Indeed, he has told Mason and the club that every game now is must-win, especially after the Carabao Cup defeat against Manchester City which means they now only have a top-four finish to fight for.
Speaking exclusively to FFC, he said: “The thing about it is, he will give people a chance but it won’t be three, four, five, six youngsters coming in.
“You’ve still got to play Wolves, Aston Villa, Leicester, all these clubs. What we’ve got to do is win every game now until the end of the season. That’s the aim.
“If we do that, then we’ll see where we are at the end of the season and you never know, with everybody playing each other, you never know what’s going to happen.”