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John: It felt amazing

Posted on 7 November 2008  - 12:00

John Bostock described his record-breaking debut as 'an incredible feeling'.

John: It felt amazing

John Bostock described his record-breaking debut as 'an incredible feeling'.

The young midfielder's smile lit up the Lane after his substitute appearance in our 4-0 win against Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Cup on Thursday night secured a place in club's history books as our youngest-ever player in a competitive fixture, aged 16 years, 295 days and therefore six days younger than Ally Dick, who had held the record since 1982.

"It feels amazing to play for a massive club like Tottenham," he beamed afterwards. "Harry kept saying 'get warm, get warm', I kept looking over to him and I was delighted when he called me over.

"To then get on was a dream for me."

John almost marked his moment with a goal - a fine strike from the edge of the box whistled just wide.

"I got the ball from Aaron Lennon in a good position and I only had one thing on my mind - to get a shot away and try to score in front of all the fans," he recalled. "That would have been a dream. It wasn't to be, it went just wide, but I'm sure my goal will come eventually.

"All I can do now is work hard and the main thing is to work on my game, I'm young and I've a lot to improve on."

John Bostock