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Tim praises lads' resolve

Posted on 28 September 2011  - 12:00

Tim Sherwood praised his team for turning the tide against PSV and snatching a late winner in Tuesday night's NextGen Series clash in Eindhoven.

Tim Sherwood praised his team for turning the tide against PSV and snatching a late winner in Tuesday night's NextGen Series clash in Eindhoven.

The lads dominated the first half of their third match in Group Four of the European league tournament for Under-19s at PSV's De Herdgang training centre.

They struck the woodwork three times before taking a deserved lead on the stroke of half-time when Souleymane Coulibaly converted Laste Dombaxe's cross.

The home team hit back in the second half, levelled on the hour and forced Jonathan Miles into a couple of fine saves.

So often that momentum would lead to a victory for the team coming from behind but our lads dug deep again and found a winner in the last minute when Jack Munns reacted first to convert the rebound after Jake Nicholson's shot was parried out by the goalkeeper.

"It should have been all over by half-time," said Tim, our Technical Co-Ordinator.

"We played really wll, hit the woodwork a few times and deserved to go in ahead.

"But the tables turned in the second half. PSV came out stronger and Jonathan Miles made a great save at 1-1, that was important.

"Full credit to the lads as they managed to wrestle the initiative back in the final 15 minutes.

"We got ourselves back in front and then had to see it out as they threw everything at us in injury time.

"Massimo Luongo was our top man in midfield, we were very good across the back four, Jonathan made his saves and overall, we deserved to win.

"Once again, it was a great experience for these lads."

The win made it seven points from our opening three matches and moved us to the top of Group Four.

We play PSV at home next - scheduled for October 19 - with a trip to Inter Milan and FC Basel at home to follow.

The top two teams from the tournament's four groups will eventually meet in the knockout phase in January.