Tottenham U18 coach Alex Inglethorpe has confessed his admiration for German football.
Spurs face Wolfsburg in their next game of the NextGen series.
âThey changed their whole philosophy in terms of developing players, rewrote the book and they did it very well,â Inglethorpe told the Spurs website. âMatthias Sammer was largely responsible in putting together a blueprint for development and theyâve followed that.
âIt was based around positive football and itâs given them enough scope to be creative. They pushed players forward from their Under-21s very early on and those players have really developed.
âGermany has always been a strong footballing nation with top sides such as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund continually producing quality players. The likes of Ozil, Khedira and Muller are fine examples and you can see a conveyor belt of talent coming through. They are going to be a force for years to come at national and club level.
âThatâs why our game against Wolfsburg is one to look forward to,â he continued. âThey have some very good young players and it will be a test for us. This competition is the equivalent of the Champions League for youth sides and youâre not going to get any easy matches."