‘The Boy Has Got Skills’ – Tottenham’s Kenneth McEvoy

Kenny Macovoy“Two Gareth Bale’s.”

“There’s only two Gareth Bale’s”

“Two Gareth Bale’s”

“There’s only two Gareth Bale’s”

I’m pretty sure it won’t be too long before that witty bunch down at the lane start cracking out that clever little masterpiece during a game.

In fact for all I know they may have beaten me to it, leaving my song old news.

The song itself is of course in relation to the almost scary similarities between Spurs’ very own Gareth Bale and youth team player Kenny McEvoy.

Not only do both players look almost identical to the naked eye, but they also have a lot of other similarities that could end up leaving you seeing double.

For example they are both left footed, they both play on the left wing, and both wear exactly the same make and colour football boots.

They also both single handedly destroyed West Ham at Upton Park this season, with their sheer blistering pace and sharp eye for goal too much for both the Premier League side and Youth side to handle.

The 90th minute Bale winner at Upton Park in the Premier League earlier this season was well documented. However, somewhat under the radar McEvoy was also doing his thing under the Hammers’ floodlights.

His performance of the season came during the 5-2 win over the East End club during their FA Youth cup tie back in January, and filled Spurs’ fans with an expectance of what’s to come in the future.

From the beginning of the 90-minutes McEvoy’s scintillating pace looked to un-nerve the Hammers’ and the 18-year old Republic of Ireland midfielder used this to punish the young defenders.

First off  he provided an assist for fellow youngster Roman Michael-Percil after bursting inside before finding the net himself on two separate occasions, much to young West Ham keeper Gines Guzman’s frustration.

It was a great sign of natural progression for the youngster who finished last season as the club’s second highest youth scorer with eight-goals.

Tottenham’s Academy boss John McDermott raved after the game: ‘Kenny and Roman provided penetration with pace and our play in the front half of the pitch was excellent.’

The next challenge for McEvoy is to break into the Spurs’ U21 side with the Next-Gen series and newly established U21 Premier League providing great experience for any up and coming youth player.

In McEvoy’s case it’d probably be better if Bale was to have a little quite patch in his career. Because comparisons aside, it’s far too early to be likening a player to someone of Bale’s ability, especially so early in their career.

Have something to tell us about this article?