Swansea City Under-18s Eric Ramsay
21st August 2016
Eric Ramsay praised Swansea City Under-18s' performance against Arsenal as the young side drew 1-1 to pick-up their first point of the Premier League South season on Saturday.
Swansea created numerous chances in front of goal as Captain Liam Cullen's strike gave the U18s a first half lead before Eddie Nketiah's equaliser in the second half denied the Swans victory at Landore.
Both Under-18s coaches, Eric Ramsay and Chris Llewellyn, called for a reaction following the sides 6-0 defeat against Norwich last week.
And Ramsay hailed the sides' character as the young Swans matched one of the best academy sides in the league.
"The first half performance was the best display we have produced in the last few months," the Swans Under-18s coach said. "We are disappointed to draw the game off the back of the possession we had and chances we created.
"In defence we put our bodies on the line and made some good tackles to deny Arsenal's attack late on.
"To have a performance like this off the back of a really disappointing defeat last week shows what character and ability this group has.
"It gives us confidence going into the game against Chelsea next week and proves this group of players is very capable at this level.
"The result shows we can compete with the top teams, it is a real good platform for us to build on going forward and I believe there is more to come from this group."