Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards reflects on England under-17 heroics

One of Tottenham Hotspur's next generation was the hero for England's young Lions earlier this week.

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Marcus Edwards has been speaking to the FA’s official website following his match-winning goal for England under-17s in their opening match of the European Championship.

The 16-year-old attacking midfielder came off the bench to score the only goal of the game against Italy, and he harked back to training sessions in North London for helping him be the hero.

“Every Monday at Tottenham we always do a finishing session,” Edwards said, “We practice different types of finishing – reaction, finishing through legs, all types from different positions.”

That preparation helped the teenager ensure he was in the right place at the right time to convert his chance, and Edwards is the latest in a number of young Tottenham players to impress either at international level or for the club’s blossoming academy.

At just 16, Edwards has a long way to go before he can be hoping for a first-team chance at White Hart Lane, but he is yet another reason for Tottenham fans to be excited about the future.

They may well be watching the rest of this tournament with eager eyes, to see if Edwards can add to his goal tally in the remaining fixtures.

Whatever happens, Edwards is clearly relishing a job well done.

“It was just the best feeling in the world,” he said. “But you don’t know what to do with yourself. I was too happy to celebrate.”

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