Tim Sherwood Hints Aston Villa’s Youngsters Not As Good As Tottenham’s

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Former Spurs boss in no rush to promote Villa youngsters.

Aston Villa’s new manager Tim Sherwood has played down talk of promoting the club’s young players to the first-team as he did at previous club Tottenham Hotspur, the Daily Mirror reports.

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The 46-year-old, who was brought in to replace Paul Lambert as Villa boss last week, has received much credit for the development of the likes of Harry Kane and Nabil Bentelab at White Hart Lane, but has suggsted he may not have the same luxury at his new club.

Speaking at his first press conference as Villa boss today, Sherwood said the young players at Spurs were ready to be brought into his starting lineup, but he is undecided on the players at Villa Park.

“They will only play if they are good enough,” he said.

“The lads at Tottenham had the right hunger and desire. They’d been brought up on that.

“I will see the players on the training pitch at face value and start making my mind up. But for the short period it is all about winning.”

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