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Everton U21s 4-1 Spurs - Ugo's verdict

31 August 2015|Tottenham Hotspur

Ugo Ehiogu was struggling for positives after our Under-21s were beaten 4-1 by Everton in the Premier League International Cup on Monday.

Three goals in five minutes either side of half-time proved our downfall in the rain at Goodison Park.

It was an even contest up to then but the blow of Everton scoring in first half injury time was doubled by two quick goals at the start of the second half to leave us reeling at 4-0 down.

The team found a response with Christian Maghoma's goal to make it 4-1 and enjoyed a purple patch around the hour mark but the comeback was never realistically on.

"There aren't too many positives to take out of the game and that's always a concern," said coach Ugo. "Everton is always a tough place to play and with the exception of the captain (Filip Lesniak), Cy (Goddard) and one or two others, it was disappointing.

"We didn't show enough when we were still in contention. We had some good moments at 4-1 down that might have changed it, their goalkeeper made a couple of saves at that point, but it was too late.

"It was game-over at 4-0 and you learn a lot about players in that situation.

"This hasn't happened many times and it's worthwhile if the players learn from it, and we hope they do.

"Football is a tough industry, you have to go out and prove yourself every time you play and not enough of the players did that this time."

We next take on FC Schalke at Stevenage on Tuesday, November 3 (7pm) before concluding our group against FC Porto, also at the Lamex Stadium, on Wednesday, December 23 (also 7pm).