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Lads take the limelight

Posted on 1 December 2008  - 12:00

Our Under-18s take the main stage at White Hart Lane on Tuesday night (December 2) as they kick-off this season's challenge in the FA Youth Cup.

Lads take the limelight


Our Under-18s take the main stage at White Hart Lane on Tuesday night (December 2) as they kick-off this season's challenge in the FA Youth Cup.

Sheffield United are the visitors for a third round tie kicking-off at 7pm.
It's been a fine season so far for the lads as they've lost just one of 13 games in the FA Premier Academy League to top Group B - scoring 36 goals along the way!

Indeed, they've scored six, four, five and another six in their last four fixtures including an amazing 6-6 draw against Coventry City last time out.

In the meantime, Sheffield United are fourth in Group D.
Coach Alex Inglethorpe underlined how much it means to the lads to play at the Lane. "The huge thing is that for some of these lads it will be a first chance to play at White Hart Lane and that means a lot.

"They will go every week to watch the first team play so to actually follow them out there is a massive occasion - you have to remember that a lot of these boys have been in the Academy set-up since the age of 10 or 11.

"I've said all along that as a group of players, I think we are exceptionally talented and that is irrespective of winning the FA Youth Cup.

"The competition is a one-off, you might get through rounds you never thought you would and you might come unstuck in the same way. There is no rhyme or reason to it and in that respect it's very much like the FA Cup.

"Sheffield will be a very well organised, fit side, a great Academy with a progression of players coming through and we'll pay them every respect, but I firmly believe if we can conquer our nerves then we'll be okay."

Once again, kick-off is 7pm and fans are most welcome!

The Spurs TV Online clip at the top of the page features Ryan Mason and Jon Obika talking about this FA Youth Cup fixture.

You can watch the full interview - plus their views on joining the first team squad and making their first team debuts in or UEFA Cup tie at NEC Nijmegen last week on Spurs TV Online - CLICK HERE...