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Myers On Feyenoord

by Hamish Dufton @efchamishdufton

Having come on as a substitute against Santos, Spencer Myers is hoping to play more of a prominent role when Everton Under-18s take on Feyenoord.

The Blues face the Dutch outfit in their second group match of the Durban Under-19 International Tournament in South Africa.

And while their first game ended in defeat, young defender Myers is enjoying the opportunity of facing some top sides from around the world.

He told “It’s been a good experience coming out here with the lads. We are playing in some good games so it’s been great.

“When I came on against Santos, the game was quite dead. They were a good side. But now we face Feyenoord and we have just got to carry on and hopefully get the win.
“In a couple of tournaments I have played in we have played Ajax so we know a bit about what Dutch sides can bring. They tend to have good wingers and there is a bit of movement with the full-backs. They are technically strong as well so it’s going to be tough.

“My aim is to start that game, having come on as a sub last time. I set myself the goal this season of trying to establish myself in the team and that starts here.

Both sides will be led by ex-players who served their respective clubs with distinction, and although Myers struggles to remember much of Dutch legend Roy Makaay, the presence of those who have been there and done it is a benefit.

He added: “I don’t know who he is! But we have got Kevin Sheedy and that definitely helps. If people around you have played the game at a high level and know what you are going through then they can pass on that experience. That can be a massive help.

“We know we need to get the win but the lads seem fine. Hopefully we can go out there and do it.”

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