Tottenham lost 2-1 to Juventus earlier today, but the second-half performance was a positive one, as a host of youngsters helped to turn the game around.
Spurs were 2-0 down at half-time, but fought back and could easily have forced an equaliser. Of the kids who sparked the revival, it was Marcus Edwards whose appearance was most anticipated.
The 17-year old has been likened to Lionel Messi in style and he showed off his close control as he impressed against the Italian champions. Here’s how Tottenham fans reacted to his performance on Twitter.
Remember the name – Marcus Edwards. pic.twitter.com/T8pAVRqL06
— Hotspur Lane (@HotspurLane) July 26, 2016
The Marcus Edwards era begins.
— Daily Hotspur (@Daily_Hotspur) July 26, 2016
Giddy with excitement to see Marcus “Messi with an Afro” Edwards play today.
— Cartilage Free Capt. (@cartilagefree) July 26, 2016
Marcus Edwards looks ridiculously tiny.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) July 26, 2016
#thfc Poch on Edwards: "It's fair to pay attention to ME because he's a v talented player but he's only 17. We need to care for him."
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) July 26, 2016
Marcus Edwards has so much talent, only a matter of time before he starts getting some serious playing time for us.
— e-Spurs USA (@e_spurs_usa) July 26, 2016
And Edwards, well, what do you say? Probably the best 17-year old in the country, and the best player in our Academy. #COYS
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) July 26, 2016
When Marcus Edwards joins Barca I will never forget the time I woke up at 6am to watch him play on an illegal stream against Juventus
— Jake. (@YedIin) July 26, 2016
Can I get odds on Marcus Edwards PFA Player of the year @SkyBet?
— Billie (@Billie_T) July 26, 2016