By Dominic Toner
Marcus Edwards scored a vital goal for England Under-19s on Monday – and Tottenham fans reacted on Twitter to his performance.
Edwards, 17, is regarded as one of the young stars at the club and is expected to break through into the first-team in the future.
The attacker opening the scoring for England against Bulgaria and Chelsea’s Dujon Sterling grabbed a late winner with the last kick of the match, as the young Lions recorded a 2-1 victory.
Edwards, who made his senior debut for Spurs in September during the 5-0 win against Gillingham in the EFL Cup, once again caught the eye with an impressive display.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino could hand the youngster another first-team chance in their next League Cup draw against Liverpool.
He is continuing to impress at youth level and has made seven appearances for Spurs’ Under-23s, scoring three goals and supplying four assists.
Spurs supporters are becoming increasingly excited about the prospect of Edwards and have tipped him to have a huge future at White Hart Lane.
Here are a selection of the messages:
Marcus Edwards with a lovely goal for England U19's tonight https://t.co/3jZfQ6yvM5
— COYS (@COYS1882_) October 10, 2016
— Will Haldenby (@Crazywill1234) October 10, 2016
— Dan Idol #THFC 💙 (@THEIDOLN00B) October 10, 2016
@MagicalMxrcus quality!! Wasn't he a 5 star skiller on FIFA 16 too?
— Hxtch (@Hutchtt) October 10, 2016
Payet just washed spun and rinsed quincy promes…still no marcus edwards though
— Marcus Farrell (@gimamjf) October 10, 2016
Pochettino has likened the diminutive playmaker to Lionel Messi and has claimed he has the potential to become a “great” player.
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