International senior and youth reports Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday:

International senior and youth reports Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday:

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Joshua Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters:
Our two young academy starlets both played a huge part in helping England under 19’s qualify for the under 19 European championships in the summer, with a 2-0 win over Spain yesterday. Joshua Onomah opened the scoring for England to get his second of the week and the 18 year old played the full 90 minutes of yesterday’s victory in the centre of midfield. In addition Kyle Walker-Peters helped the three lions to keep a clean sheet, playing the entirety of the match at right back. Highlights of the match can be viewed in the link provided below.

Charlie Owens: The young Tottenham under 18’s midfielder Charlie Owens wasn’t involved in Northern Ireland under 19’s match day squad against Ukraine yesterday.

Jaden Brown, Samuel Shashoua and Japhet Tanganga: Samuel Shashoua and Jaden Brown played the full 80 minutes of England under 17’s 1-1 draw with Ukraine. Shashoua played the full game at right wing, whilst Brown played the full match at left back, key centre back Japhet Tanganga wasn’t included in the match day squad, bearing in mind the young lions have already qualified for the tournament, Tanganga may well have been rested.
Ben Davies: Davies played the whole of Wales 1-0 defeat to Ukraine on Monday in the centre back position.

Toby Alderweireld, Moussa Dembele and Nacer Chadli: Nacer Chadli played the full 90 minutes for Belgium last night, on the left wing as the Belgium national side lost 2-1 to Portugal in a friendly. Moussa Dembele completed the last 11 minutes of the match, whilst Toby Alderweireld missed out through illness.

Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose: Kyle Walker had a fine match for the three lions against the Netherlands last night in an exhibition match, Walker had an excellent match both defensively and offensively as he got an assist after setting up Jamie vardy for England’s goal, in the 2-1 defeat against the Dutch. Danny Rose completed 59 minutes playing at left back, whilst Kane played 20 minutes up front, and Dele Alli completed eight minutes. Our 22 year old midfielder Eric Dier played the last five minutes as he replaced Danny Drinkwater in the centre of the park.

Christian Eriksen: Our talented and creative attacking midfielder played 81 minutes for Denmark last night in the centre of the park as the Danes lost 1-0 to Scotland in a friendly match.

Hugo Lloris: Our captain played the whole of France’s 4-2 victory over Russia
last night in Paris in an exhibition match.

Kevin Wimmer: Our centre back was an unused sub in Austria’s defeat against Turkey last night in their friendly in the Austrian capital.

Erik Lamela: Lamela was an unused sub as Argentina defeated Bolivia 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

De Andre Yedlin: Our on loan right back helped USA keep a clean sheet against Guatemala earlier today, with Yedlin playing the full 90 for Klinsmann’s men at right back in their World Cup qualifier.

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Spurs under 15’s 3-1 Ipswich town under 15’s (Academy showcase match)

Spurs under 15’s 3-1 Ipswich town under 15’s (Academy showcase match)

image.jpegOur under 15’s won in spectacular fashion against Ipswich under 15’s in an an academy showcase match at Portman road this evening, with our under 15’s winning 3-1 on the evening. Spurs took a mere 15 minutes to break the deadlock as Jamie Bowden opened the Lillywhites account with an excellent strike from 25 yards out, his fine effort dipped powerfully over the head over Toby Egan in the Ipswich net, 1-0 to Spurs! Our attacking midfielder Phoenix Patterson almost doubled the lead for the young Spurs side on 31 minutes, Patterson made a fantastic surging run wrong footing an Ipswich defender before playing through Rodel Richards who’s shot was blocked back in to Patterson’s path, and Patterson fired the ball from within the penalty area. The youngsters effort was desperately unlucky as his shot from close range cannoned off the crossbar. However just before the referee blew the half time whistle the tractor boys equalised, Ipswich carved their way through the Tottenham defence and from inside the box Armando Dobra deliciously scooped the ball over the head of Oluwayemi to level for Ipswich, 1-1 at halftime. The standout player of the first half was Phoenix Patterson his incredible ball control and explosive pace caused the Ipswich defence a whole host of problems.

The second half was only eight minutes old when Ipswich almost took an early lead, an Ipswich forward received the ball from with in the box and with space he fired from close range, only to see his effort excellently blocked by Jubril Okedina. However, shortly afterwards Spurs took the lead from none other than the potent Phoenix Patterson, Patterson embarked on a long weaving run before getting on the end of a rebound in side the box and he fired the ball beyond the reach of the helpless Egan, Patterson reaped his reward, 2-1 to Spurs! Patterson struck again shortly after netting his first of the evening, he darted forward and let fly from close to 30 yards out, his spectacular effort nestled high in to the top right hand corner of the net, 3-1 to Spurs. On 62 minutes Patterson almost got his hat trick after firing a low shot from just outside the box however, the youngsters effort flew narrowly wide of the left post. Paris Maghoma curled an effort just over the bar from over 20 yards out but his effort was to be the last of note before the referee sounded the full time whistle, the final score Spurs under 15’s 3-1 Ipswich under 15’s, Spurs under 15’s played superbly as they outclassed the blues to get their hands on the annual trophy.

Additional notes: Phoenix Patterson was undoubtedly the man of the match, the teenagers performance was astonishing as he got a brace for the Lillywhites on the night, with his mesmeric skill and pace Patterson wowed the crowd at Portman road, and he is without doubt one of our brightest young players in our academy set up. In addition Paris Maghoma was incredibly solid in the centre of midfield, he reminded me a bit of a young Eric Dier with efficient defending and covering at centre back, Maghoma was an anchor in the field of play. Furthermore, our young goalkeeper Joshua Oluwayemi made a string of fine saves and centre back Max Stratham was imperative in keeping the goals away, Stratham made a fine performance at centre back.

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Joshua Onomah: Our local wonder kid

Joshua Onomah: Our local wonder kid

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Facts:
– Born in Enfield, London.
– Position: midfielder (CAM)
– Onomah is an academy graduate at Spurs.
– Josh made his first team debut in the FA cup against Burnley in January of last year.
– Joshua was part of the young lions side that won the UEFA under 17 championship in 2014.
– Joshua is also eligible to represent Nigeria and Ghana at international level.
– Joshua has supported Spurs all his life

Joshua Onomah has been the most recent of our academy graduates to have burst on to the scene this season for the senior side, and the Enfield born teenager who has made 18 appearances this season is one of the most exciting young English prospects in the premier league. The 18 year old can play as a centre attacking midfielder, as well as a winger. The nimble footed Joshua has a great dribbling ability which makes him a fullbacks worst nightmare on the wing, in addition Onomah also possess great pace and strength. This combination of attributes resembles a young Paul Pogba, who is now one of the finest midfielders in the world. Furthermore, Onomah’s pace, strength and trickery practised behind the striker again show likeness to Paul Pogba’s offensive talents. Joshua shone throughout last years FA youth cup campaign with Spurs, and the youngsters performances generated much excitement amongst the Tottenham crowd, as well as from Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine was so impressed with Onomah that he awarded the, then 17 year old his debut in the Fa cup third round against Burnley at the lane, in which Onomah sparkled. As he showcased his trickery and flair with supreme confidence impressing the Spurs faithful on the night.

Onomah has since gone on to make a whole host of appearances for the Lillywhites this season across a variety of competitions as Pochettino looks to nurture the teenager into a star player. Onomah’s greatest performance came against Monaco at the lane in a game in which he played the full 90, Onomah gave the experienced Monaco defence a torrid time as he bossed the final third with both his power and creativity. Joshua has also highly impressed across the England youth set up, representing the three lions through out the different youth levels, he is currently a star player for Aidy Boothroyd’s under 19 side. I strongly believe that Onomah will continue to progress for the Lillywhites over the coming seasons under the great guidance of Mauricio Pochettino and the famed Spurs coaching set up. The Enfield born teenager has the ability to become one of the finest Spurs attackers in a generation and I have no doubt that he can fill those boots with ease as we continue to watch one of England’s hottest youth prospects grow with a flourish.

I have included three videos below, that I believe highlight Onomah’s great footballing talents.

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(A young Joshua Onomah pictured lifting the UEFA Euro under 17 trophy for England in 2014)

 

 

International youth reports: Saturday and Sunday

International youth reports: Saturday and Sunday

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Japhet Tanganga, Jaden Brown and Samuel Shashoua: England under 17’s qualified for this summers under 17 European championship as they defeated Finland 1-0 yesterday afternoon in a match that involved two Spurs academy graduates. Japhet Tanganga helped England keep a clean sheet as the commanding centre back completed the whole of yesterday’s match in Chesterfield, in addition our young left back Jaden Brown came on in the 74th minute. Whilst Samuel Shashoua was an unused substitute.

Charlie Owens: Spurs under 18 midfielder Charlie Owens was an unused substitute in Northern Ireland under 19’s 1-0 defeat to the Netherlands, yesterday.

Nya Kirby, Oliver Skipp and Reo Griffiths: England under 16’s were eliminated from the Montaigu tournament yesterday as they lost 2-1 to Brazil. Nya Kirby and Oliver Skipp started the match for the young lions.

Harry Winks: Harry Winks captained England under 20’s today at the Keepmoat
oat stadium in their shock 2-1 defeat to Canada under 20’s. Winks impressed in the
middle of the park as the youngster from Hemel Hempstead completed the full 90 minutes of the match.

Marcus Edwards and Alfie Whiteman: Marcus Edwards played the whole of England under 18’s 4-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland at St Georges park today. The young starlet again heavily impressed on the international stage as he scored yet another brace for England under 18’s as he put in another star performance. Edwards has now scored four goals in two games for the under 18’s this week, Marcus scored another brace earlier in the week against Austria. Young Spurs goalkeeper Alfie Whiteman was an unused substitute in today’s match.

Spurs international player reports: Saturday

Spurs international player reports: Saturday

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DeAndre Yedlin: Our young American full back DeAndre Yedlin who is currently on loan at Sunderland played the full 90 minutes of the USA’s surprise 2-0 defeat to Guatemala. Yedlin played the entirety of the match at right back, the match was part of the USA’s World Cup qualification campaign.

Kevin Wimmer: Our key performer at centre back, Kevin Wimmer was in action yesterday for Austria. Wimmer played the whole of the second half as Austria saw off Albania 2-1 in an international friendly.

Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Kyle Walker: It was a match of sheer ecstasy for our fantastic four, as four of our five lads played in last nights victory as England phenomenally beat Germany 3-2 in an exhibition match in the German capital. Danny Rose completed the whole of the match at left back and it was a proud day for the Yorkshire man, as he made his debut for the three lions. Furthermore, Rose marked this special occasion in spectacular fashion, as he put in an outstanding performance at left back with Rose playing incredibly in the defence. Hence Rose was awarded Vauxhall man of the match for his excellent display. It was similarly a match to remember for Eric Dier, the 22 year old was dominant in the midfield with his superb defensive efficiency and it was the man from Cheltenham who sealed England’s fine comeback at the last, as Dier’s bullet header from the resulting corner made it 3-2 to England to capp of a marvellous night for the three lions.

Our young star Dele Alli also played extremely well in Berlin, the 19 year old wonder kid showcased his astounding midfield prowess as he contributed excellently to both the offensive and defensive aspects of the game. In addition Alli once again wowed the crowd with another trademark nutmeg, on Emre Can. Harry Kane also played very well last night, Kane triggered the comback with an excellent individual goal to make it 2-1, as Kane fittingly done a Cruyff turn inside the box before firing an excellent finish beyond the reach of Manuel Neuer. However, our right back Kyle Walker was an unused substitute in last nights match.

For those wanting to watch the highlights from last nights match between England and Germany, please visit the below link.

http://www.itv.com/hub/international-football-highlights-england/2a3642a0006

Spurs international player reports: Wednesday and Thursday

Spurs international player reports: Wednesday and Thursday

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Ben Davies: Davies wasn’t in Wales match day squad for the friendly match against Northern Ireland last night. The Welshman’s absence is most likely down to his recent concussion in which the left back suffered whilst playing against Dortmund last Thursday at the lane.

Christian Eriksen: Eriksen had a fine match for the Danish national side last night as they faced Iceland in an exhibition match. Eriksen played 62 minutes of Denmark’s 2-1 victory over Iceland, and the Spurs star got an assist after setting up Nicolai Jørgensen’s second goal of the game. The Dane’s superb assist can be viewed on the link provided below.

Erik Lamela: Our Argentine winger, Erik Lamela was an unused substitute in Argentina’s 2-1 victory over Chile in a South American World Cup qualification match, last night.

Hugo Lloris: Our captain Hugo Lloris was an unused substitute in France’s 3-2 victory over the Netherlands this evening. Lloris was likely rested for this evenings friendly, and may well start against Russia next Tuesday.

International youth reports: Thursday

International youth reports: Thursday

Charlie Owens: Tottenham under 18’s midfielder Charlie Owens played for Northern Ireland under 19’s versus Poland under 19’s earlier today as Northern Ireland were defeated 2-1. Owens started in the centre of midfield however, the youngster was brought of on 26 minutes presumably through injury.

Joshua Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters: Joshua Onomah starred in England under 19’s 2-1 victory over Georgia under 19’s, Onomah got an assist as well as a goal in victory before he was substituted in the 79th minute. In addition the talented Spurs under 21 right back Kyle Walker-Peters played the entirety of today’s match at right back.

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Jaden Brown, Japhet Tanganga and Samuel Shashoua: Jaden Brown played the full 80 minutes at left back as he helped England under 17’s record a 3-1 victory over Turkey under 17’s. Furthermore, Japhet Tanganga also played the entirety of this evenings match in Chesterfield in the centre of defence, whilst Spurs under 18’s starlet Samuel Shashoua came on as a substitute in the 87th minute.

Nathan Oduwa: Nathan Oduwa came on in the second half as he made his Nigeria debut for the under 23’s in their 1-0 defeat of Brazil last night.

Reo Griffthis, Oliver Skipp and Nya Kirby: England under 16’s drew in their second match of the Montaigu tournament 2-2 against USA earlier today. Reo Griffthis played the whole of the first half, before being subbed early on in the second, whilst Oliver Skipp played the   majority of the second half. However Nya Kirby was an unused substitute. The young lions side need to defeat Brazil in their final group game if they are to progress to the final, the whole of today’s match can be watched on the link provided below

 

International youth reports: Tuesday & Wednesday

Tuesday: Three of our under 16’s were involved for England under 16’s in the Montaigu tournament yesterday as the young lions squad defeated Russia under 16’s by one goal to nil. Young midfielder Oliver Skipp played the full match in the centre of the park whilst Nya Kirby got an important assist as he too played the whole game. Whilst Reo Griffthis came on as a substitute late on in the second half, as this trio had a fantastic start in this prestigious tournament and they face USA under 16’s at 6pm tomorrow in the second match of tournament which will be streamed live on YouTube. For those that are interested below is the link to yesterday’s match.

Wednesday:

Filip Lesniak- Our under 21 midfielder Filip Lesniak played the full 90 for Slovakia Under-21s in the  International Challenge Trophy fixture against Estonia, earlier today. Slovakia ran out 3-0 winners against Estonia, with Filip playing as a holding midfielder throughout the entirety of the match.

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Marcus Edwards and Alfie Whiteman- Our two under 18 academy starlets Marcus Edwards and Alfie Whiteman played the entirety of England under 18’s 3-2 victory over Austria this evening. And it was young Marcus Edwards who starred in this encounter with the Austrian under 18’s side as the 17 year old  Tottenham wonderkid scored a brace in what was clearly a fantastic moment for the young Londoner, as the attacking midfielder continues his fantastic goal scoring run of recent on to the international stage. Further information is available  on the below link provided by the FA.

http://the-fa.com/avjQT8

It’s been a fantastic start for our youngsters as they represent their respective countries at youth level. I shall also report on tomorrow’s academy starlets involved in international matches, as Harry Winks, Nathan Oduwa, Joshua Onomah, Kyle Walker Peters,  Charlie Owens, Samuel Shashoua, Jaden Brown and Japhet Tanganga all look to be involved in tomorrow’s matches. COYS⚽️

Spurs players on international duty:(list)

Spurs players on international duty:(list)

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Spurs have an impressive 13 senior squad members that have been called up to represent their respective international sides for the upcoming two weeks, as a diverse selection of nations are playing either in exhibition matches or competing in World Cup qualification matches for those countries that aren’t in UEFA.

England: Exhibition matches against Germany (26/03 19:45) and Netherlands (29/03 20:00)
– Kyle Walker
– Danny Rose
– Eric Dier
– Dele Alli
– Harry Kane

France: Exhibition matches against Netherlands (25/03 19:45) and Russia (29/03 20:00)
– Hugo Lloris

Belgium: Exhibition match against Portugal (29/03 19:45)
– Toby Alderweireld
– Moussa Dembele
– Nacer Chadli

Austria: Exhibition matches against Albania (25/03 16:30) and Turkey (29/03 19:30)
– Kevin Wimmer

Wales: Exhibition matches against Northern Ireland (24/03 19:45) and Ukraine (28/03 19:00)
– Ben Davies

Denmark: Exhibition matches against Iceland (24/03 19:00) and Scotland (29/03 20:00)
– Christian Eriksen

Argentina: World Cup qualifiers against Chile (24/03 23:30) and Bolivia (30/03 00:30)
– Erik Lamela

Spurs 3-0 Bournemouth: (match report)

Spurs 3-0 Bournemouth: (match report)

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Spurs defeated Bournemouth three nil this afternoon at the lane in a game which showcased an exceptional Spurs side that were flawless throughout. The deadlock took only 44 seconds to be broken after Kyle Walker found Kane in the box via a fine cross, and the inform striker needed no invitation as he tucked the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the net, 1-0 to Spurs. Pochettino’s 11 doubled their lead 15 minutes later through none other than Harry Kane, Kane was put through on goal by Alli and the 22 year old exhibited his terrific clinical ability by firing the ball past Boruc, into the bottom right hand corner of the net, 2-0 to Spurs! Spurs were completely dominant in play in the remaining 30 minutes of the first half, and Alderweireld was as brilliantly creative as he was defensively, as the Belgian sprayed accurate passes to the attackers as we went in search for a third. We went in to the half time interval in full command, as all in the ground were in no doubt that the Lillywhites would triumph in this encounter.

Spurs started the second half with a flourish as Christian Eriksen got our third of the afternoon on 52 minutes. Although it was Harry Kane who was influential in the making of the goal, as the striker hit a powerful low effort from the outside of the box which the cherries goalkeeper Artur Boruc could only parry into the path of the darting Eriksen, who tapped home from close range to make it 3-0 to Spurs. There weren’t many chances in the following half hour that remained, as Spurs knocked the ball around freely and with ease, as the south coast club offered little attacking threat. However, this was down to our superiority on the field as we excelled particularly in the midfield, as Dembele and Dier immediately stopped any creative play that the cherries produced. Spurs almost got a fourth two minutes before the end, Christian Eriksen arrived in the penalty area first, after a fast flowing attack and the Dane was desperately unlucky not to score a brace, as his effort was blocked well by a Bournemouth defender on the line. The final score Spurs 3-0 Bourenmouth, the lads bounced back in style from their 2-1 defeat against Dortmund in midweek as Pochettino’s tactical brilliance proved too much for the cherries, as we defeated Eddie Howe’s men with ease. We are now five points off Leicester with seven games remaining and with 21 points up for grabs, and a squad full to the rim with champions league pedigree, we are undoubtedly in with a great chance of upsetting the odds and winning the Premier league for the first time since 1961. COYS⚽️

Additional notes: Kyle Walker’s performance was of the highest order, the right back put in a first rate defensive display as he expertly dealt with the fast and skill full Max Gradel on the left wing. In addition, Walker also got an assist after setting up Kane’s first goal in the opening 44 seconds. On the other hand Harry Kane will likely get the man of the match award for his matchless performance this afternoon and despite from grabbing an all important brace, the academy graduate was omni present in all areas of the pitch as his passion and commitment in getting stuck in further back pleased the Tottenham faithful greatly. As the Tottenham icon made some excellent interceptions as he should deservedly be awarded man of the match.

Spurs (4-2-3-1): Lloris (c), Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose, Dier (Chadli 90), Dembele, Lamela (Carroll 66), Alli (Mason 81), Eriksen, Kane. Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Walker-Peters, Trippier, Son.

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