EDS & Academy

Mebude: Togetherness won us the match

Dire Mebude says “it’s always good to win another trophy” as the Under-18s reclaimed the Premier League National title.

City's young charges secured their third successive Under-18s Premier League National title after overturning a 1-0 deficit to beat Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.

Mebude was a real influence in the match for Wilkinson’s side, as he assisted Tai Sodje before getting himself on the scoresheet himself, with a clinical finish after a sublime Carlos Borges pass.

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And appearing before mancity.com after the win, Mebude was joyous to be celebrating the win.

“It’s unreal, very good experience in front of these fans!” Mebude exclaimed.

“1-0 down, all the [home] fans on their side, it was tough, but we always knew we’re a good enough team to get back in it.

“We were 1-0 down against United, so I reminded the boys of that situation and it lifted us back up.

“We had to stay together the whole game because at times it did get tough.”

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