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INTERVIEW: Evan Eghosa and Elliot Betjemann talk Portugal tour and 23/24 aims

15 July 2023

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Evan Eghosa and Elliot Betjemann talk Portugal tour and 23/24 aims

15 July 2023

Elliot Betjemann and Evan Eghosa were two of the Sky Blues youngsters to travel to Portugal for the pre-season tour.

We spoke to the pair to see how their time with the first-team in Portugal went and what they hope to gain from the experience...

On the Pre-Season tour experience...

Eghosa:

"It's been challenging. The standards are very high but it's been good - being around the first-team environment seeing the players, being with the seniors everyday, seeing how they recover and they train. It's been really good to see the levels and compare ourselves, and try to hit those levels."

Betjemann:

"The standard has been very, very high. The session we had was 21s against first-team and you saw they way they move around and know where each other is, and at times we couldn't get close to them. It shows us where we need to bridge a gap between ourselves and the first-team."

Eghosa:

"Just getting a sniff of the level of a Championship football club, getting a sniff of these heights, is inspiring all of us to really push ourselves and really go for it and match this level. Getting the experience out here has been great."

Aims for 23/24

Betjemann:

"Going into our second year as a scholar, probably get as much game-time for the Under 21s as I can. I had a few games with the 21s at the end of last season as a first year, so I just want to keep pushing to play up with the 21s and have a good season with them and have a good season in the FA Youth Cup with the Under 18s. We almost beat Southampton last year, so we'll be looking to do well in that as well."

Eghosa:

"I played quite a few games last season the Under 21s. Getting a sniff of this level, of first-team, just trying to bridge myself closer to that gap and try to get exposure in the first -team environment would probably be my aim."

 

 


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