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Spurs v Villa U18s - Kieran's preview

Posted on 27 November 2015  - 13:48

Kieran McKenna expects another big test for our Under-18s when Aston Villa come to the Training Centre in the Barclays Under-18 Premier League on Saturday (November 28).


The two sides battled out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture earlier in the campaign.

Anticipating more of the same this weekend, Under-18s Coach Kieran has called for full focus from the lads as we look to make it back-to-back home wins following last Saturday’s 2-1 triumph over Southampton.

“The match up at Villa in September was a really good game of youth football,” he said. “I thought it was probably our best performance of the season in the first half with some of the play we produced but credit to Villa because, as always, they were very resilient, they stuck in there and also had some good moments in the game themselves.

“We’ll be expecting something similar on Saturday, too. The way Aston Villa set up will force us to play well and that’s what we’ve been speaking about with the boys this week.

“Against a team like Villa you’ve got to play at a good intensity, you’ve got to play quickly and you’ve got to be able to move the ball well so hopefully we’ll see all of those things this weekend.”

Kick-off on Saturday is at 12noon. Follow us on Twitter @SpursOfficial for live updates.