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Souley relishing big stage

Posted on 31 January 2012  - 11:25

Souleymane Coulibaly can't wait to step out at White Hart Lane for the first time when we take on Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the NextGen Series on Wednesday night.

Souley relishing big stage

The young striker from the Ivory Coast registered with us earlier this month having previously been on trial.

He's made quite an impression in the all-new NextGen Series, a miniature European competition for Under-19s introduced this season.

Souleymane scored three goals in our six group matches as we topped Group Four from Inter Milan, PSV and FC Basel.

Now the big stage awaits Tim Sherwood's young squad as we take on the Reds in the last eight.

"I've loved playing in the NextGen Series," said Souley, who shot to prominance by winning the Golden Boot at the Under-17s World Cup last summer with nine goals in four matches, including a hat-trick against Brazil.

"We now have a very big game against Liverpool at White Hart Lane.

"This is very important for me and I don't sleep easily with it on my mind all the time! It means absolutely everything to me.

"Tottenham have given me the chance to be in this position and I'm determined to help us win the game."

Souley has also scored in the third and fourth rounds of the FA Youth Cup at Stevenage and Cardiff City respectively.

"I would love to bring a trophy to the club, the NextGen or the FA Youth Cup, and I believe we have the capability to do that."

Souley was also recently named 'Most Promising Talent' at the CAF annual awards.

Ticket details - Spurs v Liverpool, WHL, Wednesday February 1, 7pm

Tickets are available in person from the Ticket Office at Park Lane and available on the night.

Prices are just £5 Adults, £3 Members and £1 Juniors.

Public parking is available in our Paxton Road Car Park on a first-come, first-served basis, cost £5.

The NextGen Series

It's the inaugural year of the NextGen Series.

Sanctioned by UEFA and the FA, the tournament has been established to assist young players in making the transition from youth football to senior level.

Sixteen clubs from across Europe, including the likes Barcelona, Celtic, Villa, Liverpool, Sporting Lisbon and Marseille were drawn into four groups of four, playing home and away, with the top two from each advancing to the knockout phase.

The eight teams to progress were ourselves, Barcelona, Ajax, Sporting, Inter, Villa, Marseille and Liverpool.

The quarter-final line-up - with results so far...

Barcelona v Ajax (Wednesday, February 8)

Sporting 0-1 Inter

Villa 1-2 Marseille

TOTTENHAM v LIVERPOOL (WHL, Wednesday, February 1, 7pm)