Ehiogu: What the youngsters at Tottenham need to realise

Tottenham Hotspur youth coach Ugo Ehiogu was not pleased after the under-21 side's defeat to Sunderland at the start of the week.

Tottenham Hotspur under-21 coach Ugo Ehiogu has told the club’s website where he thinks the latest crop of youngsters at the club have a problem in terms of their mentality.

Tottenham’s under-21 side lost their latest match 1-0 at the hands of Sunderland, which left the coach frustrated.

Tottenham were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool in their fixture before the game earlier this week, while failing to register a win against Chelsea and they currently sit down in ninth place on the under-21 Premier League table.

“It’s frustrating because we’ve worked on a lot of good things – I’ve got concerns about some other things long term – The young men have got to realise that when things aren’t going well, you work hard and go back to basics,” said Ehiogu.

Tottenham’s youth section is rated as one of the best in the country because of the number of players currently playing in the first team and on loan away from the club, playing in established Football League teams.

Ehiogu’s comments seems to suggest that he feels the side currently have a problem in terms of their mentality and grinding results out when they are not playing anywhere near their full potential.

That gritty and determined mentality is going to be important moving forward because the challenges and difficulty of playing in the first team are substantially greater.

Hopefully he can work hard to rectify the problem and help the current group of youngsters move forward, with several likely to be facing a tense summer to see if they will be involved in the build up to next season.

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