18 year old Spurs hot prospect Marcus Edwards will find out tonight whether or not England can win the Under 19s European Championship, kicking off against Portugal at 5pm this evening.
Already this Summer have two other Tottenham youth stars tasted international success, with Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters featuring regularly for the England side that won the Under 20s World Cup in South Korea.
Teenager Marcus Edwards will be aiming to follow in their footsteps this evening, with England playing in the final of the Under 19s European Championship in Georgia against Portugal.
Edwards started England’s opening game of the tournament against Bulgaria, which was won 2-0, and got 83 minutes under his belt.
The 18 year old then played the role of the super-sub in England’s next game against Holland, in which Edwards was brought on in the 77th minute only to set-up the match winning goal, taking on and beating a defender on the right wing before crossing to Ben Brereton of Nottingham Forest, who eventually fired home.
The attacking midfielder was then rested in England’s final group game of the tournament against the old enemy Germany, which was comfortably won 4-1 by England.
However, Edwards was back at it again in the Semi-Final against Czech Republic, being subbed on in the 69th minute of the game and assisting the dramatic last minute winner with a drilled ball into the box from the right hand side for Manchester City’s Lukas Nmecha to flick into the net with his heel.
According to an article uploaded to Tottenham’s official website, the final will be played at The Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium in Gori, with a 5pm UK kick-off time.
I’ll have my fingers crossed that Edwards plays all 90 minutes in an England victory, I want him to get used to winning things. He’s a massive talent!
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