'Next Drogba' knocking on Spurs' senior door

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Ivorian starlet Souleymane Coulibaly continues to impress in the youth ranks at Tottenham Hotspur.

The 16-year-old striker, dubbed the next Didier Drogba, moved to White Hart Lane this summer, and has made an instant impact at academy level, catching the eye in the high-profile NextGen Series.

Coulibaly opened the scoring in yesterday's 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven, a game which appeared to be heading for a draw before Spurs' late winner maintained their good form in the competition.

"It should have been all over by half-time," said Tim Sherwood, Technical Co-Ordinator at Tottenham Hotspur.

"We played really wll, hit the woodwork a few times and deserved to go in ahead. But the tables turned in the second half. PSV came out stronger and Jonathan Miles made a great save at 1-1, that was important.

"Full credit to the lads as they managed to wrestle the initiative back in the final 15 minutes. We got ourselves back in front and then had to see it out as they threw everything at us in injury time. Once again, it was a great experience for these lads."


It's Coulibaly who is catching the eye for Spurs though, adding to his two-goals in the 7-1 thrashing of Inter Milan in the second match of the competition.

With Harry Redknapp looking to give his juniors a chance in the Europa League, senior chances could come the Ivorian's way quicker than expected at White Hart Lane, and the young striker is certainly looking to force his way into the plans of the Tottenham Hotspur manager.

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