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Spurs 1-1 Leicester City U21s - Ramsey's verdict

Posted by Tottenham Hotspur on 22 October 2013  - 09:30

Chris Ramsey praised the efforts of our defenders in the wake of Monday’s 1-1 draw against Leicester City in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League.

Chris RamseyThe lads celebrate Kenny McEvoy's goal on Monday

Centre-halves Dominic Ball and Kevin Stewart were kept busy throughout the match by Leicester’s lively forward Jeff Schlupp.

Schlupp won the penalty from which the Foxes opened the scoring in the 16th minute – a goal cancelled out by Kenny McEvoy’s close-range effort 13 minutes later.

But Chris, our Senior Professional Phase Coach, saluted the efforts of Dominic and Kevin after the game.

“It was a good learning curve for the young centre-halves, Kevin and Dom. Their centre-forward was relentless and he was a good player. He did really well, so they’ve learned a lot from the game. I’m quite happy with that.”

Chris also gave starts to Harry Kane and Zeki Fryers, two players who’ve played first team football for us this season. And he praised the way the duo helped to pass on their experiences of playing at such a level to some of the younger players involved on Monday lunchtime.

“I thought the likes of Zeki and Harry made a difference in the way they applied themselves to help the youngsters,” said Chris.

“Also it was good to see people like Shaq Coulthirst coming back into the team after injuries over the last few weeks.”

In the end, though, we were unable to claim the victory, with Chris left to rue missed chances.

“Obviously we didn’t take the chances that we created,” he went on. “We really had enough chances and possession to win the game.

“But they were good, they were a young team and they worked really, really hard.”