VIDEO: Tottenham starlet Souleymane Coulibaly finally off the mark in Italy

The 18 year old striker netted a 95th minute equaliser in Serie B, and has set his sights on playing more for Tottenham Hotspur next season.

It might not have been the prettiest of goals, but Souleymane Coulibaly has finally gotten off the mark for Serie B side Grosseto, prodding in a 95th minute equaliser against Varese.

Coulibaly has had a frustrating time in Italy, only starting one game and playing only 282 minutes since his loan switch in the winter transfer window. Grosseto themselves are doomed to relegation from Italy’s second division, sitting rock bottom with only two games to play.

However both Coulibaly and Grosseto enjoyed the weekend’s draw with Varese, where they came from 2-0 down to draw courtesy of the Ivorians incredibly late strike. Coulibaly seemed to get the final touch off an in-swinging free kick, although how much he knew about it is debatable.

Taking to Twitter after the match Coulibaly was in understandably high spirits, and he re-iterated his desire to make an impact at Spurs next year.


The youth set-up at White Hart Lane has enjoyed a fine season, and Coulibaly might face competition from the likes of Shaq Coulthirst, Christian Ceballos and Harry Kane as well as any new forwards Spurs bring in.

However that battle is for next season, and for the moment Coulibaly will just be hoping to grab another goal or two for Grosseto in their last two matches, away at Reggina and at home to Bari.

Having come to Spurs as one of the most exciting young prospects in world football, it would be disappointing if Coulibaly never made it into the senior side at White Hart Lane, and despite still only being 18, next season could be a vital year in the Ivorian striker’s development.

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