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Jose Mourinho Brought On Three Players For Their Spurs Debuts In 4-0 Win Over Ludogorets

Jose Mourinho Brought On Three Players For Their Spurs Debuts In 4-0 Win Over Ludogorets

Jose Mourinho gave three Spurs players their debuts in the 4-0 thrashing over Ludogorets last night.

The Portuguese utilised the ruling on five substitutions in the Europa League to make a triple change in the 82nd minute.

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Harvey White, Alfie Whiteman and Dane Scarlett all made their first appearances for the Premier League leaders at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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19-year-old White replaced Dele Alli after he got a rare start, while we got the unusual sighting of fourth-choice goalkeeper 22-year-old third-choice Whiteman coming on for a late cameo.

Joe Hart kept a clean sheet during his 82 minutes on the pitch and he couldn't help but see the funny side as Whiteman was brought on for his Spurs bow.

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Wearing the No.41 on his back, the academy product did not concede in his short time on the pitch and got the approval of former England No.1 Hart.

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Lastly, Scarlett, who came on for Lucas Moura, became Spurs' youngest ever player at the age of 16 years and 248 days.

The record was previously held by former midfielder John Bostock, who made his Spurs debut aged 16 years and 295 days 12 years ago.

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Mourinho is out here making dreams come true. He heaped praise on Alli, who marked his first appearance since being hooked at half-time of the 1-0 defeat to Royal Antwerp in October by assisting both of Carlos Vinicius' first goals for the club.

Mourinho said: "He could try to score but for Vinicius it was an easy goal. A team player does that, no risk and 2-0. It does not surprise me that he did that.

"Dele was like the team. A very good first half. In the second half in the first 20 to 25 minutes they closed and tried not to concede more goals.

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"We became a little bit more passive and we never really felt the threat of a possible goal. We let it go down a little bit."

Topics: Spurs, Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur

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