McKenna's comments after Ryan Loft's U18 hat-trick speak volumes for team mantra at Tottenham

It seems that for Kieran McKenna it is all about the teamwork at Tottenham Hotspur even when individuals shine.

Tottenham Hotspur’s under-18 coach Kieran McKenna has been speaking to the club’s official website after his side ran out 3-0 winners against their Norwich City counterparts on Saturday.

Ryan Loft scored a hat-trick for Tottenham but McKenna’s comments speak volumes about the team ethic he is building at this level, with no mention of the 18-year-old by name.

Loft is a wonderfully talented young player who looks destined to have a bright career in the game, one of many exciting Tottenham prospects coming through right now. But while many coaches would have singled out a player after a three-goal haul, McKenna does things a little differently.

“It was a really positive day, underpinned by a really good work ethic individually and as a group,” McKenna told “There were some really good bits of quality in our attacking play and some outstanding bits of individual defending.”

Tottenham have some of the most exciting academy products in England right now and at both under-18 and under-21 level, things are looking very bright.

And perhaps it is that focus on the team over the individual that is reaping such rewards, but even if he was not mentioned by name, there is no doubt Loft deserves all the plaudits that come his way in the future.

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