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Tottenham coach raves about terrific Dylan Duncan's UEFA Youth League performance

England's Dylan Duncan and Marcus Rashford during training

Tottenham superkid builds on training with England squad.

England's Dylan Duncan and Marcus Rashford during trainingEngland's Dylan Duncan and Marcus Rashford during training

A fortnight ago Tottenham academy prospect Dylan Duncan made headlines when he was invited to train with the England squad.

The 17-year-old mixed with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Jamie Vardy, with his card marked as a player to watch for the future.

This week he was in action for Tottenham Hotspur's under-19 side in the UEFA Youth League, his second appearance in the competition.

The match was against AS Monaco and just like the senior team, they suffered a 2-1 away loss, with Kazaiah Sterling on the scoresheet, and Anton Walkes scoring an unfortunate own goal.

Duncan caught the eye in central midfield, and head of development John McDermott had positive comments to make about him after the game.

He told the club's official website: "Dylan Duncan was terrific again and was probably the best player on the pitch."

England's Dylan Duncan during trainingEngland's Dylan Duncan during training

McDermott went on to add that his team need to be more clinical in front of goal if they are to take the next step.

He said: "At the moment we need too many chances to score our goals and the higher up you go, the fewer opportunities you need to score. That’s what the training ground is about – honing your skills and becoming better at that."

Tottenham's young team are bottom of their group with one win from five games, losing four.

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