Leicester U21s 0-3 Spurs - Ugo's verdict
18 March 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
Ugo Ehiogu has challenged our Under-21s to keep to the standards they set during Friday night’s 3-0 win at Leicester City moving forward.
The lads produced a fine performance to breeze past the Foxes at the King Power Stadium with Shayon Harrison’s double added to by a late stunner from substitute Cy Goddard.
Tom Glover kept our first clean sheet of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League campaign at the other end while young forward Kazaiah Sterling, playing only his second game at this level, put in a committed display in support of Harrison as we attacked with purpose.
Under-21s Coach Ugo was delighted to see the players return to winning ways, but stressed the need for more of the same in future.
“The performance contained a lot of the things that have been missing for a large part of the season – competitiveness, forward running, purpose, intent, football control and composure in the middle of the field and it was pleasing to watch,” he said.
“Kaz was very combative, he looked a real handful, he won headers, was sharp in the box and got shots off so hopefully that will give him a lot of confidence. He also has to add goals, though.
“Moving on to Shayon, goalscorers will find a way to score and I thought his first goal was excellent – just as pleasing as his second and credit to Anthony Georgiou who’s put it in the right area for the second one.
“Cy has come on and made an impact and come up with a wonderful finish with his left foot – certainly what we’re looking for Cy to do now is be more of a goal threat, not just in games where we’re leading but also when it’s tighter.
“There were some really good performances around, I thought Tom Glover was brave when he came for crosses, his kicking was a lot more accurate today and I thought the two centre-halves, Anton Walkes and Luke Amos, provided the platform for a wonderful performance of character, guts, steel and style. For me, those two were standouts.
“All the boys have had a tough week after the Norwich defeat and to be fair they’ve responded but they’ve got to be more consistent. This has to be the level they strive to achieve in every game.”