'Very big displays' - Ehiogu excited about three Spurs youngsters

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Tottenham Hotspur under-21 chief Ugo Ehiogu has revealed the three players who impressed him in the match against Chelsea last night.

Tottenham Hotspur under-21 chief Ugo Ehiogu singled out Luke McGee, Dominic Ball and Cameron Carter-Vickers for praise following the 1-0 win against Chelsea in the under-21 Premier League.

Spurs headed into the game after a long break from their last match and behind the Blues in the table. However, they fought well and secured three points against one of the best youth teams in the country.

“There were some very big displays. Luke McGee was excellent with two of his saves in particular low down in the corner and Cameron Carter-Vickers, at 16 years of age, dominated their centre-forward,” Ehiogu told the Spurs website.

“I thought Dominic Ball was solid as well and I could pick out another three or four more very good performances, so that’s the pleasing thing.”

The result put Tottenham to within two points of Chelsea, who have slipped down the table after leading division one of the under-21 Premier League over the first part of the season.

McGee is assured of his place in the under-21 side but looking forward, he faces a difficult task in terms of getting a first team chance.

The goalkeeping position is not an area of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad where he is short of options with Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm to very solid goalkeepers.

Carter-Vickers stepped into the side last night and his performance was encouraging considering his age and the fact he was up against a talented player in the form of Chelsea’s Dom Solanke. He’s definitely one to keep an eye on.

If he can develop a solid relationship with Dom Ball throughout the rest of the season and help Spurs add to this clean sheet then Tottenham’s under-21 side should be in great shape by the end of the season.

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