By Harvey Byrne
Andros Townsend has paid tribute to the recent passing of Tottenham Under-23s coach Ugo Ehiogu and has shared he admired how competitive he still was in training with the youngsters.
Ehiogu, 44, passed away on Friday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday.
Many associated with Spurs and those who knew of the former Premier League centre-back shared their fondness for the four-time capped England international and of those includes former Tottenham youth graduate Townsend.
The now Crystal Palace winger shared on his personal Twitter account that his thoughts are with Ehiogu’s family before also sharing that the retired centre-back joined in with training with the youngsters as recently as last season and remained competitive in a brilliant anecdote.
Admired how competitive he still was when he used to join in training with spurs u23's last season… a top man lost way too soon #RIPUgo
— Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) April 21, 2017
Ehiogu joined the Tottenham academy in 2014 when Townsend was already an established first teamer at the north London club.
However, he was ordered to train with the then Under-21s in November 2015 following a touchline argument with the club’s fitness coach before finally joining Newcastle for £12million the following January.
Many are now saddened by the death of Ehiogu and fans and players have united in sending their well wishes to the former Aston Villa great.
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