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Pochettino: Tottenham’s young players will get a chance to prove themselves in preseason

After a 4-2 win over PSG in Orlando, Poch was pleased with his side’s performance in hot, sticky conditions.

International Champions Cup 2017 - Paris Saint-Germain v Tottenham Hotspur Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino was in good spirits after Tottenham Hotspur’s 4-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain in their International Champions Cup match in Orlando, Florida. Spurs got two long-range wonder-goals from Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld, and also goals from Eric Dier and Harry Kane to round out the win on a sweltering Orlando night.

While Carty-Free didn’t have a presence in Florida for this match, our friends at The Mane Land, SB Nation’s Orlando City SC MLS blog, were at Camping World Stadium as credentialed press and took this FB Live video of Pochettino’s full post match press conference. Here’s the video, and below are a few transcribed highlights. (Thanks, TML!)

Postgame Press Conference for Tottenham after ICC match

Posted by The Mane Land on Saturday, July 22, 2017

I think we have a few games to give a chance to not only [Kyle Walker-Peters], but a few young players. It's up to them to step up and take the opportunity. I'm happy today. Always it's difficult to play a game like we played today.

Always it's not easy for the younger ones. Everybody knows that they are judged and that pressure is difficult but I think they managed it very well. OK, maybe [they made] some mistakes, but it's about learning, for the young ones to learn. They are working very hard and only [need] time to try to show they can battle.

The conditions are very different than what we faced a few days ago. The goal is to play and be strong in your mind. It’s true that there was a lot of stress because it was so hot but it’s good to cross that line, to push yourself. It’s not just about pushing your body, but also your mind. It’s a difficult situation.

Cameron [Carter-Vickers] is very young, but he has a very good quality, good potential, and he’s a player that we believe can reach the level to play in the Premier League. It’s up to him to step up and show that he’s ready to be in the first team.

"Lamela and Son and Moussa Sissoko are at the training ground, recovering at different levels of training there. Danny Rose was in New York and is going tomorrow to London again to start his recovery on the training ground. All of them are at different levels. Will see in the next few weeks the evolution for everyone."