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Spurs vs Norwich U18s - John's preview

Posted by Tottenham Hotspur on 31 January 2014  - 16:13

John McDermott has warned our Under-18s not to read too much into the big win we enjoyed at Norwich City in October ahead of Saturday’s return at the Training Centre.

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We host the Canaries looking for a repeat of the 4-2 victory we secured against them earlier in the season – a game which saw us surge into a four-goal lead before Norwich reduced the arrears late on.

However, Academy Manager John insists we cannot expect an easy ride this weekend as we seek to bounce back from Thursday night’s FA Youth Cup defeat to Fulham.

“The score possibly flattered us last time we played Norwich,” John said. “It was a very tough game at the start and I thought it was even for about 15 or 20 minutes. Then we got into a groove and ended up playing really well.

“Maybe if they’d scored early on, the game could possibly have gone the other way so there’s no way that we will take Norwich lightly, no way at all.

“In youth football, sometimes previous results can be a little bit misleading because games ebb and flow, so it will be a really tough test for us this weekend.”