Marine manager Neil Young’s wonderful reaction to Tottenham FA Cup draw
Marine manager Neil Young is over the moon with his side's impending showdown with Tottenham.
The Northern Premier League Division One side drew the current Premier League leaders in Monday's FA Cup third-round draw.
Marine – who play in the eighth tier of English football – will welcome Spurs to Rossett Park over the weekend of 8-11 January, 2021.
Young was, understandably, ecstatic with the draw, telling Sky Sports: "It's an unbelievable feeling to be able to bring the Premier League leaders to our tight little ground in Marine.
"Fantastic. The England captain, the Welsh captain, Jose Mourinho.
"Coming to Mourinho is a just for our lad's efforts to get this far seven games in. To pull Tottenham Hotspur out of the hat is a fantastic feeling for the football club."
It's taken Marine seven matches to make it to the third round of football's oldest competition, which they booked their place in with a 1-0 victory over Havant and Waterlooville last Sunday.
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And Young believes their clash with Spurs is a just reward for their momentous achievement.
"Everyone here is looking forward to it," Young said of the visit of Spurs. "There were cheers that went around the ground.
"Well, nobody is in the ground, I think it was in the houses around the ground. It was crazy.
"But [we're] looking forward to it. As I said, it's a just reward for everybody's efforts to get this far."
In a separate interview, he added: “What an incredible game for the club, it doesn’t get much better than that really. “Jose Mourinho at Marine! It’s fantastic.
"We can’t wait – it’s a wonderful reward for everyone at the club who work so hard to keep it going.
“We will plan as best we can. Usually with Jose's teams, he puts pretty strong sides out.
"We have won seven games to get here and this is just incredible."
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