By Danny Wright
Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to rave about Marcus Edwards for his performance in the 3-1 win against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Youth League on Tuesday.
Edwards, 18, wasn’t on the scoresheet for Spurs’ Under-19s side, but he managed to pull the strings in what was an emphatic win, despite missing a penalty, to see the development side through to the knock-out rounds of the competition.
Dortmund are highly regarded as having one of the best youth set-ups in Europe, but they were no match for Spurs’ rising stars on Tuesday afternoon in Germany.
Samuel Shashoua, Jaden Brown and Kaziah Sterling helped Tottenham’s youngsters storm to victory, but it could have been more if Edwards didn’t have a first-half spot-kick beaten away by the Dortmund goalkeeper.
The German’s boasted young English wonderkid Jadon Sancho in their side, who joined them from Manchester City in the summer after being linked with a move to Spurs.
Nevertheless, fans were more than happy with what they saw from rising star Edwards, with many saying that he should be knocking on the door of the first-team.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Marcus Edwards with yet another great performance in the Youth League
— T O M M Y (@te_atkinson) November 21, 2017
How @marcusedwards__ doesn’t get a sniff in that first team I will never know! Class
— Jewels (@GiulianoCinotti) November 21, 2017
Nah but he’s been shocking today. Shashoua and Marcus Edwards has been levels above him
— OnomahIsABaller (@SpursD22) November 21, 2017
Marcus Edwards is magical
— Matt (@edwardsesquee) November 21, 2017
Spurs under 19's playing brilliant vs Dortmund currently, 2-0 up inside 20 mins, Marcus Edwards doing bits #COYS
— Harry Osborne (@harry_osborne97) November 21, 2017
Marcus Edwards needs to apologise to Poch and get things popping in the first team. What a good little player.
— #YouCan'tSeeMe (@NotRotimi) November 21, 2017
marcus edwards top baller
— Finn (@finncerhan) November 21, 2017
Edwards has only ever earned one appearances in the senior team at Tottenham but has been a regular of the youth teams this season, especially in the European youth competition.
In five appearances the youthful attacker has scored three goals against Europe’s best youth sides, including a brace against Dortmund in the home fixture.