Spurs youngster discusses impressive performances under Pochettino

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Milos Veljkovic has shown that he is a player with plenty of potential.

The young Serbian defender made his Premier League debut late last season under Tim Sherwood, and has clearly continued to impress the new coaches at the club despite being just 18-years-old.

On their recent tour of North America, Milos Veljkovic did very well in a defensive role in Tottenham's three games against MLS opposition, playing at least 45 minutes in each, twice alongside Younes Kaboul, and finally alongside Michael Dawson.

The two games differ to his minutes as a central midfielder against Sunderland and Aston Villa last season, but is a position the Swiss born player is more than happy to play.

“I haven’t played in that position for six or seven months but the gaffer knows I can play both in midfield and at the back so I was happy to adapt to what he wanted,” the youngster told the Spurs website.

“I think I did well and I’m pleased with how it went. I played half a game alongside Younes Kaboul in Seattle and Toronto and then played with Daws for the last match against Chicago. They both helped me. I train with them every day as well so it’s good to have their guidance.

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“In the third game I played 80 minutes and although I didn’t expect I would play that long, I felt it went well and that additional experience will help me going forward.”

Having been a member of the Serbian team that won the European Under-19 Championship in 2013, he is clearly set for a big future in the game, and it could be that Veljkovic could continue on to becoming a more established member of the first team squad as soon as this season. 

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