Milos thrilled to get his chance
09 April 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
“I’m the happiest player in the world!” declared Milos Veljkovic after coming off the bench for his senior Spurs debut against Sunderland.
The 18-year-old Serbian youth international was introduced as a late substitute for Paulinho in our 5-1 win against the Black Cats, making a long-awaited first team bow after impressing for our Under-21s this season.
After sitting in on several senior games as an unused substitute already this term, the young midfielder – who can also play at centre-half – was lost for words after getting the nod to go on as we saw out the victory on Monday night.
“It has always been my dream to play for such a big club and, seriously, I can’t find the words to describe this moment,” he beamed.
“Since I came to this club when I was 15 it was always my goal to come on and finally it happened against Sunderland. It’s my first step and hopefully I can go on and play many more games in the future.”
Milos’ introduction into a midfield that featured the likes of Christian Eriksen and fellow substitutes Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andros Townsend meant he was able to savour his debut in the company of a host of senior internationals.
And while delighted to keep such esteemed company in front of more than 30,000 fans at White Hart Lane, he admitted the result was the most important thing.
“It’s a pleasure to play with these players,” he added. “Seriously, they are world class players and I’m so happy to play alongside them.
“It was important to get the win for us and for the fans and afterwards everyone was really happy. It was a great evening.”