16-year-old Tottenham talent Lyons-Foster praised for performance against £11m Everton ace

Brooklyn Lyons-Foster of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League 2 match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on September 10, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Tottenham's under-23 side were defeated by Everton at the weekend.

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Tottenham's under-23 side could not follow up their first team's success against Everton at the weekend.

While Spurs beat Everton 3-0 in the Premier League, the Toffees under-23 side beat their Tottenham counterparts 4-1 on Sunday.

Everton's £11 million January signing Ademola Lookman was among the goalscorers, netting a spectacular effort from 25 yards out.

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Lookman has featured for Everton in the Europa League this season and was a key part of England's under-20 World Cup winning squad.

Tottenham under-23 coach Wayne Burnett was disappointed with the 4-1 loss, but felt 16-year-old talent Brooklyn Lyons-Foster did particularly well up against Lookman.

He told Tottenham's official website: "There were one or two good performances. Brooklyn Lyons-Foster at the back, playing against a very talented player in Lookman, he did very well.

"He’s still only 16 and did well, I was pleased with him."

Brooklyn Lyons-Foster of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League 2 match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on September 10, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

It's an achievement already for a 16-year-old to be starting for an under-23 side, and the praise from his coach will further boost his confidence.

There will be a long journey for Lyons-Foster if he is to make it into the Tottenham first team, but the young defender is certainly on the right track.

He has five caps already for England's under-17 side and is a name fans could hear a lot more of in the future.

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