West Ham United have themselves a European Champion on its roster once more, as Nathan Trott and his teammates captured the UEFA U19 title Saturday with a thrilling 2-1 victory over fellow young Hammer Domingos Quina and Portugal.
Although Trott didn’t play a single second in the tournament, compared to Quina being an instrumental force in his country’s journey to the title, it is the Hammers goalkeeper who will have bragging rights when they reconvene for their club. England captured their third notable youth title of this summer, taking the title in Tbilisi, Georgia after winning the U20 World Cup and the Toulon tournament.
After a scoreless first half, England took the lead in the 50th minute after Easah Suliman headed home the rebound from Mason Mount’s free kick hitting the post. But Portugal leveled just six minutes after an own goal from Dujon Sterling. The young Lions would retake the lead and hold on, however, as Mount’s dynamic performance lead to him creating a tap in winner for Lukas Nmecha in the 68th minute.
Congrats to Nathan on the title, and for Domingos to continue showing why he is a coveted prospect throughout Europe.