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Tottenham midfielder Nile John thrilled with senior debut for Euro win

Tottenham midfielder Nile John was thrilled to see action in their Europa League victory over Wolfsberger.

John made his debut in the 4-0 win.

He told the club's website: “I was in education at home on Monday morning and I got a call from Dean (Rastrick, Academy Manager) at about 10.30 saying that I was with the first team.

“I assumed I was going to be training with the first team, then when Tuesday came I found out I was involved in the squad, I was getting my suit fitted and things like that, so it was a crazy experience!

“It was surreal being out there on the pitch, something that I'd dreamed about, making an appearance for the first team. I was very nervous when the time came but I felt like I kept my cool, tried to do my best for the team and I was really happy to make my debut. It says a lot with the staff and the players that are at this Club – it shows that players who work hard can get the opportunity under a manager who believes in youth, so it's something to always look up to and build towards because it can happen and I'm an example of that, likewise with Dane (Scarlett) as well.

"I'm, extremely thankful to Jose and his staff for giving me this opportunity and it's something that hopefully I can progress with, maybe potentially a Premier League debut when the time is right. That's something I'm striving for and working towards and with the help of the staff and me pushing myself as much as I can, hopefully it can come."

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