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Photo: Conte calls up 19-year-old forward who creates chances 'out of very little' to Spurs training
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Photo: Conte calls up 19-year-old forward who creates chances 'out of very little' to Spurs training

Tottenham Hotspur have resumed training following their mid-season break.

The Spurs players not involved at the World Cup were given time off by Antonio Conte and his staff.

On Monday, a number of those players not taking part in the tournament returned to Hotspur Way.

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As per football.london, they were put through the sort of drills and tests that occur on the first day of pre-season.

Afterwards, the squad headed out to the pitches to take part in ball work.

With quite a few Spurs players at the World Cup, Conte called up a number of youth players.

This is partly to make up the numbers and partly to take a closer look at who’s been impressing in the academy teams.

One player who made the cut is Yago Santiago, who has been enjoying a superb season at Under-21 level.

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‘Will be very important’

Santiago joined Tottenham from Celta Vigo in 2019 and has shown plenty of signs of promise at development squad level.

The 19-year-old has even been described as a wonderkid by some media sources, due to his level of ability.

Santiago has made 20 appearances this season, registering four goals and one assist.

In October, Superhotspur wrote a detailed follow-up feature article on Santiago.

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‘Versatile and capable of starting matches in all of the forward areas of the pitch, the skilful forward has looked so composed on the ball in every game that he has played in this season,’ they wrote.

‘Often making things look effortless with the ball at his feet, Yago is a creative player, and he has shown already this season that he can create chances on his own, out of very little.

‘Santiago is a player who will be very important for the Spurs Under 21 side this season.’

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