Tottenham coach praises 17-year-old as he scores sixth goal in a week, despite another loss

Tottenham Hotspur lost in the FA Youth Cup semi-final.

Tottenham Hotspur coach Kieran McKenna praised teenager Shayon Harrison's efforts despite the club's disappointing FA Youth Cup exit.

Speaking to the club's official website, the manager had positive comments about the striker's goals hauling them back into the cup tie.

Tottenham had gone into the game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with a 2-0 lead after a magnificent performance at White Hart Lane a fortnight ago.

They lost 5-2 on the night, a 5-4 aggregate victory for defending champions Chelsea, a cruel lesson for the young Tottenham team.

McKenna said: "We played on the front foot, created opportunities and Shayon scored a great goal to put us in a good position in the tie.

“We always had a threat in the first half so for us to concede just before half-time and for the tie to slip away as it did is disappointing and a missed opportunity."

Harrison's second goal was a penalty 10 minutes from time, having been 5-1 down on the night, which left Spurs needing just one more to bring the tie level, but Chelsea stood strong.

If there was one player who would have made the Blues fear, it was Harrison, who scored four goals in a 6-4 Spurs loss against Chelsea's under-18 team at the weekend, having remarkably netted four times against them in a match last season too.

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