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Everton kids beat Inter Milan to win Spanish trophy

Everton's U11 team beat the likes of Inter Milan and Sevilla to win a prestigious junior tournament in Spain.

The Blues triumphed over Inter Milan on penalties in the final. Everton held a comfortable 2-0 lead until the 85th minute but the Italian outfit pulled two goals back in the final five minutes to set up a tense finale which concluded with a penalty shoot-out.

On route to the final the talented youngsters had defeated Sevilla, Inter and Hertha Berlin.

It was a good week for Everton's academies, with the U12s winning in Austria and the U10s sharing a trophy with Ajax.

Academy coach, Neil Dewsnip told evertonTV: "To win three European tournaments in three different age groups and in three different countries is a wonderful achievement.

"There were a number of high profile teams in terms of developing young talent on show, and to overcome sides such as Inter is no mean feat "

Dewsnip was quick to point out how important these types tournaments are in terms of nurturing new talent.

"These tournaments are important in terms of developing the youngsters," he said. "It is the next phase of their education and hopefully many of them will go on to achieve a full-time scholarship here at the Academy and then into the manager's first-team squad."

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