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Ramsey's praise for Spurs pair at U20s World Cup

Posted on 30 June 2013  - 16:30

Chris Ramsey said Harry Kane and Alex Pritchard 'did themselves and the club proud' representing England at the FIFA Under-20s World Cup.

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Our Senior Professional Phase Coach, Chris was assistant manager to boss Peter Taylor for the tournament in Turkey.

Harry started all three matches while Alex showed his quality off the bench in matches two and three against Chile and Egpyt.

Unfortunately, Saturday's 2-0 loss against Egypt in Bursa meant the Young Lions were eliminated at the group stage.

Harry claimed assists on both goals in the opening draw against Iraq, who went on to win the group.

The striker then scored the equaliser in the second match against Chile, a 1-1 draw. Alex came off the bench for the final half-hour of that match and the Spurs pair linked up well, almost combining for the winner in injury time.

Needing a win in their final match against Egypt, the pair were frustrated by goalkeeper Awad Mossad, who made a string of fine saves before Egypt struck late to take victory. Alex joined the action at the start of the second half and impressed again.

"It was a great experience for them both and hopefully they will reap the benefits in the future," said Chris.

"There was a lot of pressure on Harry because he played every minute of every game, he put himself in some good goalscoring situations and was unlucky not to convert more chances. He scored in the second game and was always a handful.

"We were really pleased with Pritch, he was bright and affected the games when he came on.

"I was delighted with how they both conducted themselves in the camp. They did the club proud."