Maurizio Pochettino named in Tottenham’s UEFA Youth League squad for the first time… but manager’s son had to watch from the bench as Inter Milan’s youngsters beat Spurs 4-2
- Maurizio Pochettino was on the bench for Tottenham’s UEFA Youth League game
- It’s the first time Mauricio’s son’s been included in the squad for a European tie
- The 17-year-old was an unused substitute during Inter Milan’s 4-2 victory
- He signed a two-year academy scholarship at Spurs in the summer of 2017
Mauricio Pochettino’s son was named on Tottenham’s UEFA Youth League bench for the first time as they lost to Inter Milan on Wednesday.
Maurizio Pochettino remained an unused sub as Spurs lost 4-2 to their Italian counterparts at their training ground, but it is an important step for the manager’s youngest son.
Despite leading 2-1 at half-time, Spurs’ youngsters spurned a number of good opportunities before the break and ended up throwing away their lead.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino’s son was named on the UEFA Youth League bench
Maurizio, 17, was part of the Spurs’ U19 squad for their 4-2 defeat to Inter Milan on Wednesday
The 17-year-old is described as a ‘wide player with an eye for goal’ by Spurs’ website and has featured four times in the U18 Premier League this campaign, scoring his first goal of the season in a clash with Norwich last month.
Maurizio was offered a scholarship at Spurs’ academy, starting in the summer of 2017 and was named as one of the U21 players in the Premier League squad at the beginning of the year.
Despite being the manager’s son, Maurizio’s profile on Spurs’ official club website plays down any link.
He did not get off the bench but it is an important next step for the manager’s youngest son
Maurizio is a wide player, currently in the second year of his two-year academy scholarship
There is no mention of Mauricio Pochettino the 17-year-old’s bio on the Spurs website though
Pochettino senior’s career saw him play for Espanyol and PSG, before managing the Spanish side and Southampton.
That path is charted in his son’s bio, with no reference as to why he is so well travelled, it simply reads: ‘he was born in Barcelona and has since lived in Paris and Southampton.’
Pochettino’s other son, Sebastiano, is also involved at Spurs. He is the first-team’s sports scientist, having originally been employed as a sports scientist assistant.
Sebastiano is heavily involved with the first-team and at 23, he is the youngest to hold that position in the Premier League.