Tottenham prospect Kenneth McEvoy reacts to scoring against World Cup winner Victor Valdes

Victor Valdes

Tottenham prospect Kenneth McEvoy scored for Spurs Under-21's against Manchester United on Tuesday night.

Tottenham's young winger Kenneth McEvoy has told the club's official website that he had to keep his cool when faced with a chance to score against Victor Valdes.

Spurs' Under-21 side faced off against their Manchester United counterparts on Tuesday night, and the game finished 1-1 at Old Trafford.

It was a positive result for a young Spurs side, who came up against the likes of Rafael and Radamel Falcao in a very strong United line-up.

Another player in that United team was goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who of course won the World Cup with Spain back in 2010 - but is currently building up his fitness as he continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury.

The Spaniard is currently serving as backup to David de Gea at Old Trafford, but it didn't make the chance of scoring against him any less daunting for McEvoy.

The 20-year-old is currently on loan at League One side Colchester United, but can play for Ugo Ehiogu's Under-21 side by the terms of his loan - and opened the scoring on Tuesday night.

Speaking to the Tottenham official website, McEvoy said that he just had to forget it was Valdes he was going up against when the chance to score came his way.

"I took a look up, I’m facing Victor Valdes and I thought ‘hang on, is this the right game?’ but I saw him make an early move and slotted the ball past him the other way," said McEvoy.

"You have to be in the moment and not think ‘it’s Victor Valdes’ and try to concentrate on the finish. I just thought ‘it’s just another goalkeeper, slot it past him’ and managed to do that," he added.

Facing a World Cup winner is always going to be huge for a young player - but scoring against him should give McEvoy a huge boost in the coming weeks as he continues his development with Colchester.

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