Some notes on our under 19’s disappointing 4-1 defeat to Bayern Munich:
Our under 19’s hosted Bayern Munich in their second group game of this seasons UEFA youth league, on Tuesday afternoon. Ryan Mason’s side had drawn their opening group game 1-1 against Olympiacos, so they would have been looking to pick up their first win of the campaign when German giants Bayern Munich came to town. Unfortunately my note book got completely saturated in Tuesday’s heavy rain so I will be unable to do a report of the game. Instead I will write some short notes on what was a fairly one sided game. Bayern Munich started the game with an aggression which our young lads just couldn’t match. After just nine minutes the German club has carved open our defence on two occasions resulting in them leading 2-0. However, Spurs did fight back and a well taken goal from Rodel Richards gave Ryan Mason’s side hope along with the fact that goalkeeper Joshua Oluwayemi made some big saves. However, Spurs lacked the urgency and the intensity needed to mount a proper comeback and by the beginning of the second half they were already showing signs of fading away. Bayern would go onto score two well taken goals in a game which they completely dominated. On the day some of our best performers were 16 year old right back Dermi Lusala and goalkeeper Joshua Oluwayemi however, Spurs came up against the more technical team on the day, and it makes their chances of qualifying from group B that little bit more difficult. Apologies about the length of this piece!
Spurs: Oluwayemi, Lusala (Fagan-Walcott 68), White, Bowden (c), Binks, Eyoma, Markanday (Etete 73), Oakley-Boothe (Pochettino 73), Richards, Parrott, Maghoma (Cirkin 61). Substitutes (not used): Kurylowicz, Scarlett, Robson.
Bayern Munich: Schneller, Kehl, Waidner, Stiller (Mihaljevic 75), Arrey-Mbi, Daniliuc (c), Tillman, Rhein (Mosandl 58), Zirkzee, Günther, Herrmann (Cuni 71). Substitutes (not used): Mayer, Halbich, Lawrence, Johansson.
Goals: Spurs – Richards 27; Bayern Munich – Zirkzee 4, Günther 11, 72, Mosandl 62.
Yellow cards: Spurs – Bowden 28, Maghoma 51, Oakley-Boothe 56, Eyoma 69;
Bayern Munich – Rhein 18, Cuni 81.
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO).
Venue: Hotspur Way, Enfield.
Spurs under 19’s statistics:
Goals: Troy Parrott – 1
Rodel Richards – 1
Assists: Rodel Richards – 1
Troy Parrott – 1