Tottenham Hotspur under-21 coach Ugo Ehiogu singled out goalkeeper Luke McGee for praise after his team’s 0-0 draw against Southampton.
Ehiogu has suggested McGee is developing the nice habit of making big saves at key times for the under-21 side while praising a specific aspect of his performance last night.
“It was pleasing to see us keep another clean sheet. Luke has a nice habit of making key saves at vital times for us,” said Ehiogu.
“It was nice to see him coming for a few crosses under pressure as well.”
Any player in any position in the under-21 ranks who can make a direct difference to the results of the team is going to grab the attention of Ehiogu and first team boss Mauricio Pochettino, if they do so consistently over a long period of time.
McGee can probably consider himself a little unlucky because there will be youngsters in similar situations at other clubs, who can be realistically fast tracked into their first teams.
However, goalkeeper is one position where Tottenham don’t have a problem.
Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm offer Pochettino two top quality options between the posts, which shows the mountain any young goalkeeper at the North London club has to climb to get recognised.
Ehiogu is a smart, sensible manager who will more than likely urge McGee just to go about his business and take his chances, which is all he can do.