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Trevor Tamatave: England under-19s call-up is just the start for Genesis attacker Liam Hunt

PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 February 2018

Genesis Futsal player Liam Hunt smiles for the camera in his England under-19 kit (pic: Genesis Futsal Club).

Genesis Futsal player Liam Hunt smiles for the camera in his England under-19 kit (pic: Genesis Futsal Club).

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The teenager will be hoping to make his international debut this weekend in the Netherlands

Genesis coach Trevor Tamatave has backed Liam Hunt to impress if he makes his debut for England under-19s this weekend.

The teenager has been included in the Young Lions squad for the double-header with the Netherlands, which takes place on Friday (March 2) and Saturday (March 3).

Hunt is hopeful of playing in what will be England under-19s first-ever international futsal match and his coach at his National Super League club is confident he will make a positive impression.

Tamatave said: “Liam will definitely do well for the under-19s. The way he plays and listens, I’ve no doubt he will be a good asset for the coach.

“I think he will do really good things and it would not surprise me if he scores because he has a lot of confidence in himself, which is great and I think he’ll be focused and look to produce a good performance and try to cap it off with a goal.”

Although Hunt has yet to appear for the England under-19s yet, the ultimate goal for the attacker will be to play for the senior team.

Even though Genesis have struggled in the National Super League this season, one of their many teenager stars has impressed and Tamatave believes this is just the start.

When asked if Hunt could play for the actual England futsal team in time, his club coach replied: “I think he can definitely play for the senior-team.

“If he keeps progressing like he is, hopefully in the next two years he will start pushing for the senior-team.

“The England futsal team is still developing and there is a lot of promise for the young lads to get in the squad and establish themselves.”

First things first, Hunt will aim to show his quality for the under-19s in the Netherlands this weekend.

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