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Matt targets U21s

Posted on 27 March 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Matthew Etherington is determined to make the step up to the England Under-21 squad.<P class=MsoNormal>But our exciting young prospect believes he has to make more of an impact in the Premiership before he returns to the international stage.<P class=MsoNormal>Matthew, still just 19, has played for England at Under-16, 18 and 20 levels.<P class=MsoNormal>A regular on the first team bench in recent weeks, he is now hoping both his Premiership and international ambitions knit together in the not too distant future.<P class=MsoNormal>The winger insisted: &ldquo&#59;The Under-21s is my next target although I&rsquo&#59;ve always felt that to get into the Under-21s you have to be playing quite regularly for the first team.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;If you look at the squad now most of the players are playing regular first team football.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I hope my chance will come. I&rsquo&#59;ve still a couple of years to play and I&rsquo&#59;ve already played Under16s, 18s and 20s. I&rsquo&#59;m only a couple of steps away and if I can manage a sustained run in the first team that chance might come.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;If I get a run and do well then I'm sure that will fall into place.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It&rsquo&#59;s a great team to be involved with, some great young players, including Ledley and Luke Young and the likes of Alan Smith, who is playing in the Champions&rsquo&#59; League.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It would be great to be involved but to do that first I have play regular first team football.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;m in no rush though. If it comes next week, a couple of weeks or a couple of months time so be it. I&rsquo&#59;m happy with my form, happy to be involved in the squad at Spurs and we&rsquo&#59;ll see what happens.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p>