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Tottenham coach Inglethorpe insists FA Youth Cup exit no disaster

Tottenham youth boss Alex Inglethorpe insists their FA Youth Cup elimination by Barnsley is no disaster.

The home side ran out 3-1 winners in the third round clash at Oakwell.

"I was pleased with the way we played but hugely disappointed with the result," Inglethorpe told the club's website.

"I felt if we'd taken our chances, we'd have won. We had enough clear-cut opportunities to win the match.

"But credit to Barnsley, they took their chances including an outstanding finish for 1-0 in the third minute, the goal of his life to open the scoring.

"We had chances straight after that and the key moment was the second goal just before half-time, because we were fairly dominant at that point.

"At 2-0, it's much tougher into the second half.

"I wasn't disappointed with our style of play, we passed the ball, dominated the game and it just came down to being clinical in the penalty boxes, that made the difference.

"It would be great to win these matches but the bigger picture is the development of the individual player and that's the most important thing at this club, the development and improvement of every player."

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