Where are they now? Former Spurs Academy player Maurizio Pochettino:

Maurizio Pochettino was a hardworking and skilful winger during his days in the Spurs Academy set-up. The son of former Spurs head-coach Mauricio Pochettino, Maurizio signed scholarship forms with Spurs during the summer of 2017, having previously been with Southampton’s Academy set-up. With good technique and skill on the ball, Maurizio is a clever player who got stronger and quicker during his days in the Spurs Academy set-up. Although he wasn’t always a regular for the Spurs Under 18 side during the 2017/18 season (his first year of scholarship), the player who was born in Barcelona would impress when he started matches. However, he continued to make good strides during the following season, a season that he started more matches in for the Spurs Under 18 side, and he made his FA Youth Cup debut during the same season. Progressing up to the Spurs Under 23 side during the 2019/20 season and also playing for the Spurs Under 19 side in the UEFA Youth League, Maurizio had some really good games for Spurs during that season.

The now 21 year old professional footballer would start the 2020/21 season with the Spurs Under 23 side, before moving to Watford on a permanent transfer in the January of 2021. During his time with Watford, Maurizio would spend the majority of his time there with their Under 23 side, and during his first season with the club his teammates included former Spurs Academy players Maxwell Statham and Phoenix Patterson. Maurizio made his one and only appearance for the Watford first team as a substitute against Brentford in the Championship during the 2020/21 season. During the following 2021/22 season he would score three goals for the Watford Under 23 side. He left Watford at the end of last season, and after a short time without a club Maurizio Pochettino signed for Spanish third tier side Gimnàstic in July of this year. Maurizio has so far made five competitive appearances for Gimnàstic. His most recent appearance came against Racing Rioja CF in the Copa del Rey, on Saturday. I would like to wish Maurizio all the very best of luck for the remainder of this season. 

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