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Tim sees bigger picture

Posted on 1 September 2011  - 12:00

Tim Sherwood is keen to focus on the team performance rather than the scoreline after our impressive 7-1 win over Inter in the NextGen Series.

Tim Sherwood is keen to focus on the team performance rather than the scoreline after our impressive 7-1 win over Inter in the NextGen Series.

The Club’s Technical Co-ordinator was delighted with our youngsters in what was their first home game of the new Under-19 tournament.

A hat-trick from Tomislav Gomelt and a brace each from Alex Pritchard and Souleymane Coulibaly saw us sweep aside the Italian outfit at Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium and go top of our group, that also includes FC Basel and PSV Eindhoven, who we face in Holland in our next game later this month.

But Tim sees the bigger picture, and said: "It was our group against theirs and it was our day. We won't gloat about the scoreline though because it's all about the performance and we had some outstanding performances out there.

"Massimo Luongo was immense in midfield, as was Jake Nicholson, but Souleymane Coulibaly was unbelievable. He played up front on his own, absolutely battered their two centre-halves and scored two goals.

"Alex Pritchard was great, the two young boys at the back, Kevin Stewart and Milos, the full-backs Daniel Day and Jack Barthram - they were all excellent.

"It's not just about winning football matches at this age, it's about developing footballers and at the moment, we're happy with our performance. We're not gloating about victory, because we know we could be on the end of a defeat. It's about how our lads play, and they all played very well."