Wednesday 13 December 2017

McEvoy's contract extended by Spurs

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

John Fallon

MAURICIO POCHETTINO has shown his faith in Kenny McEvoy by handing the Waterford-born winger an 18-month contract extension at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Ireland U-21 player has watched his former youth team colleagues Harry Kane and Ryan Mason progress to the first-team and believes he can follow suit.

After making the bench for two UEFA Cup ties last term, the 21-year-old has gone on loan at Peterborough United and Colchester United.

He recently returned to Tottenham, scoring for the U-21s at Old Trafford in their 1-1 draw against a Manchester United side featuring Radamel Falcao.

"Less than two years ago, I was playing in the same team as Harry and Ryan," said the 21-year-old.

"They've had to be patient for their chance to come and so will I.

"Ryan Mason is only getting a regular run now and he's almost 24. Many of his loan moves didn't work out, same as Andros Townsend.

"Harry was always a natural goalscorer for the youth team we played together in but at a top Premier League club like Tottenham these days you have to wait your chance.

"The gaffer (Pochettino) saw me score against Notts Forest in an Under-21 game recently and has given me a new contract. That shows he must have belief in me."


Irish Independent

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