Shayon Harrison: Tottenham’s striking starlet

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Facts:
– Shayon has been at Spurs since he was 9 years old
– Shayon plays as a centre forward
– Shayon is from Hornsey in north London
– As well as being eligible for England, Shayon is also eligible to represent Jamaica at international level.
– Harrison scored 4 goals against Chelsea under 18’s last season.
– Shayon has been part of Pochettino’s travelling senior squad, in some cup games this season.

Shayon Harrison created much excitement amongst the Spurs faithful last week after he netted a hat-trick against Sunderland under 21’s at White Hart lane. Harrison’s highly impressive performance generated a roar of excitement on social media, as many Spurs fans were eager to see Shayon in the first team in the near future, with some even comparing him to Tottenham’s star man Harry Kane. A prolific scorer at both under 18 and under 21 level for Spurs, with Harrison being a star performer for Spurs across the various youth levels. The nimble footed centre forward who is also highly athletic, as well as being very clinical in front of goal, has many great offensive abilities. With his great movement making him extremely potent in the centre of attack, it’s Shayon’s all round ability that is extremely impressive for a man of only 18 years of age. Harrison demonstrated his all round striking ability in his man of the match display against Sunderland under 21’s last week, as Harrison scored a hat-trick in stunning fashion, with the youngster showcasing three highly impressive attributes of his game with in the three goals. Firstly Harrison showed great positioning, as was evident in the first goal as he tucked away from close range after a mishap occurred in Sunderland’s defence. In addition, Shayon also exhibited a great aerial ability as he planted his second of the night in to the bottom right hand corner of the net and thirdly Harrison showed that he has a magnificent shot at his disposal, as he expertly fired his third of the night beyond the Sunderland keeper to secure victory. Furthermore his third goal of the night also showed how very good Harrison’s footwork was, as his dribbling and close ball control played an imperative part in his goal.

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I have seen Harrison play on numerous occasions over past the few seasons for both the under 18’s and under 21’s and I have been extremely impressed with the 18 year old striker, and I thoroughly believe that with all his key attributes and skill that he will become a top striker at Spurs in the future. Furthermore Pochettino is also a big fan of Harrison and in a press conference last year he mentioned Harrison and young forward Kazaiah Sterling as having a great future at the north London club. Harrison is undoubtedly one of Tottenham’s hottest youth prospects and its no wonder that he has highly impressed Pochettino as he has continually shown a great strike rate throughout his time at the club, as well as this season were despite having been injured for a while, the determined Harrison has again produced an impressive amount of goals the under 21’s. Tomorrow night Spurs under 21’s play Manchester United at the lane and Harrison will no doubt be looking to add to his current tally, in what is the under 21’s last game of the premier league season. As Harrison continues to rapidly develop, his chances of making his first team debut become ever closer, and hopefully he shall make his senior next season at the high flying Lillywhites.

Below are some videos in which show some of the matches that the young Shayon Harrison has been involved in and in which he has scored in.

http://youtu.be/bqQ_s0A87vc
http://youtu.be/OARcIWY5HPk

http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/spurs-tv/highlights/barclays-u21-premier-league/u21-barclays-pl–spurs-3-1-sunderland/

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