In the sport of soccer, more so probably than any other sport, we’re always on the lookout for the ‘The Next Big Thing.’ It seems like every year we hear about the next Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Sometimes the media gets creative with it “Meet the Cameroonian Zinedine Zidane!”
Tottenham Hotspur are no different. Every once in a while a young player comes through the club that gets everyone excited. Some of them pan out. Some of them don’t. That’s just how youth development works all around the world. It’s a very hit or miss industry.
Samuel Shashoua is a 16-year-old attacking player who is making headlines (like this one) recently. At such a young age, he’s already made his debut for the club’s U-23 team. Here’s a little sample of the skills this youngster possesses:
His U-23 debut came in early September in a 3-1 loss to Chelsea’s U-23 team. However, a week later is when he really began making a name for himself. This amazing goal against Monaco in the UEFA Youth League showed off his knack for pulling off the spectacular:
Samuel Shashoua's goal against Monaco. pic.twitter.com/j9PdEjElNZ— Tottenham Academy (@thfcacademy) September 16, 2016
That’s a great goal and one that will get people talking as soon as they see it. While it’s important not to lob too many expectations on young players, it’s always cool to see kids with so much talent rise up the ranks early in their careers. He’s definitely one to keep an eye on for the diehard prospect following Spurs supporters. We wish him luck on his journey.