Spurs academy squad named for upcoming under 19 Volksbank cup:
it’s the end of the league fixtures but now we go to Stemwede in Germany for a tournament. That’s a major part of the season where we play against some outstanding foreign opposition. You know my thoughts on the importance of a tournament format to try to prepare the boys for the Premier League so it’s far from the end of the season. The preparation for Stemwede will be as, if not more intense and we’ll go there looking to top the season off by winning the cup there.” (John McDermott)
Spurs announced via their website the squad that will travel to Germany for the under 19 Volksbank cup which begins tomorrow. John McDermott’s side will face German side Werder Bremen at 4:30pm tomorrow before playing another game three hours later against Danish side FC Copenhagen. Then on the Friday Spurs will face both Red Bull Brazil and Mühlenkreis as they look to progress to the finals. The squad is an interesting mixture of first year and second year scholars as well as a couple of development squad players. Players that travelled with the senior side to Hong Kong that won’t be involved in the youth tournament include striker Kazaiah Sterling. Whilst it’s interesting to see players like Marcus Edwards, Shayon Harrison and Samuel Shashoua travel, it’s clear that Spurs want their finest youth players to be involved in the prestigious youth tournament. I wish McDermott’s side the very best of luck for the tournament. COYS
Our 17-man travelling squad includes: Freeman (GK), Whiteman (GK), Bennetts, Brown, Edwards, Georgiou, Gonzalez-Velasco, Griffiths, Harrison, Lock, Loft, Marsh, Omolabi, Reynolds, Roles, Shashoua, Tsaroulla.