on the performance…
I am very pleased because we had a very young side out there. They showed a great attitude to the game as you would expect but also character as in doing the right things at the right time. It is important to keep your mentality right when you go in front so early and they did just that.

There were some good performances all around and I thought we passed it quite well. There was some good penetration and we worked to get behind them, either with balls from midfield or quick one-twos on the edge of the box.

on the team's passing movement…
Some of the goals were all down to us breaking them down in attack and then supplying the right passes. Jack Jebb did really well for the first goal, even though he didn't supply the final pass. His sidestep in midfield and forward ball was a real good bit of quality. There was some nice link-up play in and around the box so I was very pleased with that.

on Jebb…

We want to achieve by giving young players every opportunity to fast track as quickly as possible, whoever it is. They come in and play, show what they can do and that is where we are trying to get to. If players are good enough they will get in, whether it is the youth, reserve or first team.

on pre-season…
It has been very much about finding out more about players. There are around 40 players in that development age group, the 16 to 21-year-olds. It has been an opportunity to see what they can all do and that has been useful. It has given me a good picture and from here it will be an ongoing process.

on the new season…

It is not as if you can go out and sign players in this job so you have to work with what you have got. You give everybody the opportunity because it is about development and making sure their pathway through is clear. We give opportunities to anybody that has the potential and ability to make the first team one day.

on playing at Emirates Stadium…

It will be a great experience for the youngsters and everybody will want to play in those games.

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