Spurs under 17’s 2-4 PSG: (player reviews)
I didn’t have enough time to write a full match report of our under 17’s 4-2 defeat to PSG in the ALKAAS international cup on Tuesday afternoon, so instead I thought I’d just do some player reviews. The defeat which leaves Parker’s side bottom of their group, was a game for which they lacked the energy and guile to break down an immensely talented and well organised PSG team. After playing such a high tempo game the day before against Kashiwa Reysol, Parker’s side unsurprisingly looked tired and were unable to play with the same intensity. PSG thoroughly deserved their win, they really impressed and none more so than forward Ruben Providence who was so lively and creative down the right hand side.
Player reviews: – Joshua Oluwayemi: Was very busy throughout, was annoyed at himself for conceding his second of the game, which was an unfortunate blunder. But apart from that, I thought he done a good job. Showed very fast reactions and reflexes.
– Luis Binks: Impressive once again. Tidy and efficient at centre half. It was the England u16 internationals excellent long Dawsonesque diagonal balls which once again stood out. Looked very comfortable in his defending.
– Dennis Cirkin: Decent display at fullback, was really tested by Providence down the right.
– Maximus Tainio: Had to be adaptable, changing positions throughout the game. But like Cirkin I felt that he put in a decent display.
– Jamie Bowden: Operated predominantly at centre half for this game and done a fine and tidy job. However, we really missed his creativity from he holding midfield role.
– Dilan Markanday: Another Impressive display. Excellent on the ball. Sharp, intelligent and skilful. Got the assist for Asante’s second.
– Paris Maghoma: Unsurprisingly after a terrific and energetic performance the day before, Maghoma looked quite tired in the centre of the park and wasn’t able to have the same attacking influence on the game. Played slightly deeper for this one.
– Noni Madeuke: Didn’t see too much of the ball due to PSG’s tight defending which stopped him making much of an impact out wide. Did however, show some nice footwork.
– Nile John: Struggled to really impact the game from the centre of midfield, is still only an u15!
– J’neil Bennett: Another who looked a little tired out there. Bennett did impress with his surging runs and skill and movement, both on and off the ball.
– Enoch Asante: My motm see below.
– Rayan Clarke: Looked lively after coming on in the second half.
– Marqes Muir: Impressive late cameo at right back.
My man of the match: It has to go to the lively striker Enoch Asante for his well taken brace against the Parisians. Asante pressurised goalkeeper Trey Vimalin throughout, was always on the move. And looked to get into good goalscoring positions.