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“I chose Tottenham because” – 16-year-old acquisition speaks about tasting success with Spurs at the N17

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“I chose Tottenham because” - 16-year-old acquisition speaks about tasting success with Spurs at the N17

Teenage sensation George Feeney reveals why he chose Spurs

In a recent interview with The Belfast Telegraph, Northern Irish teenage starlet George Feeney has revealed the reasons for his decision to move to Spurs.

The 16-year-old had offers from all over England, including Brighton and Hove Albion, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, West Ham United, Everton, and Sheffield United, but ultimately chose to move to north London.

“I chose Tottenham because they produce their players right, they play them up into the 21s and first team, the coaching staff are very good, they are a big club and I felt all of that was important.

“Since we made the decision to join Tottenham, I’ve been wanting the days to go quicker and quicker so I could get over and get going.

“Now we are here. When I was a kid I dreamt of moments like this. I am determined to work hard and show everyone what I can do. I plan to run in behind as much as I can and score as many goals as I can and help the team.

“I want to try to get up to the 21s as quickly as possible. It will be tough but I will work hard to try and do it. I want to play for the Spurs first team. It’s a big club, it’s a big Premier League team with a great history and they have given me this chance and I want to play for them in the Premier League.”

Feeney speaking to The Belfast Telegraph

Feeney joins Archie Gray in being a highly-rated teenage sensation who has arrived at Spurs ahead of the 2024/25 season.

The young arrivals further reinforce the promise of Spurs’ Technical Director, Johan Lange, who earlier said he wanted the club to become the “destination for the best young talent out there”.

Despite being 16, Feeney featured for the senior Glentoran side last season, getting 168 minutes of football spread over 10 appearances in which he also scored once.

An interesting take

Usually, when anyone talks about Spurs being “successful” at anything, it invites mockery and jibes given the club has not won a trophy in 16 years.

But success means different things to different people. For young talents, success means being able to translate their high potential into a successful senior professional career in the upper echelons of a discipline.

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To that end, Spurs are absolutely one of the most successful institutions out there, and while he may not play for their senior team at the moment, George Feeney can be rest assured that for the time being, he’s at as good a place on paper as one can be in his position.

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