- Leicester City Under-18s beat Southampton 2-1 at LCFC Training Ground
- Second half goals from Kirsten Otchere and Jake Evans overturned the Saints in Seagrave
- The young Foxes have nine points from their opening seven games in the U18 Premier League Southern Division
- City travel to West Bromwich Albion this weekend
Leicester’s youngsters got their first win since early September when second-half goals from Otchere and Jake Evans completed a comeback over the Saints, to ensure the three points stayed with the hosts at LCFC Training Ground.
Taking them up to ninth in the league, Otchere believes that the Foxes' resilience to stick with the game plan was the reason behind success on Saturday afternoon.
“I feel like we deserved to win,” the forward told LCFC.com. “We were bound to score at some point, and I was glad to score. I think the team played well in the second half compared to the first and we're happy to get the points.
Kirsten Otchere scored the Foxes' first goal against the Saints.
“He [Adam Barradell] told us we had to remain calm because we were getting loads of chances. So, we just needed to stay calm, and be more clinical in the final third. We knew we had it in us to beat them, so it was just about executing the gameplan.
“It was from a corner, and I was pleased that I could get a good head on it. Scoring is always a good feeling and to get back on the scoresheet was good as I want to help the team get as many wins as possible.”
Last weekend’s goal was Otchere’s fourth of the season, after scoring in each of the opening three games, and the player was delighted to get on the scoresheet once again.
He went on to discuss the upcoming game against West Bromwich Albion, labelling it another tough test, but understands this is the level that the Foxes must be pushed at if they wish to progress through the pathway to the Development Squad.
The young forward playing in Seagrave.
“I feel like I’ve done well so far this season,” Otchere continued. “But there’s always room for improvement and it’s about working hard each day in training and hopefully it’ll show more on the pitch. Whether that means scoring goals or assisting others.
“West Brom will be a tough game, we just need to make sure we stick to what we’re good at and the results will come if we play to our strengths and gameplan.
“I’d like to score as many goals as I can and keep improving each game so that I can get as many opportunities with the Under-21s as possible – that’s my main aim for sure.”
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