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Ramsey delighted by Under-20 role

21 June 2013 19:15

Tottenham coach Chris Ramsey has expressed pride over his involvement with England's Under-20 team at the upcoming World Cup.

Ramsey previously took full charge of England's youngsters at the same tournament in 1999, but has been invited to play an assistant role in Peter Taylor's set-up this time around.

And he says he is delighted to take part in the tournament, which began on Friday.

"On a personal level, I’m pleased and proud to add this tournament to my experiences and I believe it’s always important to stay right at the cutting edge," said Chris, who is manager Taylor's assistant in Turkey.

"I can go there and see new trends that might well help the club and also work with the likes of Peter Taylor and Ugo Ehiogu, so I’m really excited."

Ramsey's club Tottenham will be represented at the competition by England duo Harry Kane and Alex Pritchard, and he believes the experience will be good for the pair.

"For players like Harry and Pritch to be involved in a tournament like this can only be beneficial for their careers, and therefore the club," he added.

"Adam Smith was outstanding in the last Under-20 World Cup in 2011 and that provided the platform for good loan spells and making it into the Under-21 squad. That shows what performing in a tournament like this can do for you."

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