How Jose Mourinho, Tottenham and Portsmouth players reacted to Harvey White’s first senior goal

Harvey White celebrates his maiden league goal on Tuesday nightHarvey White celebrates his maiden league goal on Tuesday night
Harvey White celebrates his maiden league goal on Tuesday night
Jose Mourinho has given his seal of approval to Harvey White’s full-debut goal.

And the Champions League and Premier League-winning manager was joined by a wave of Pompey and Spurs players, who saluted the teenager’s match-winning header at Oxford United on Tuesday night.

White struck the only goal of the game at the Kassam Stadium, as he flung himself at Callum Johnson’s pinpoint cross and made an excellent connection to powerfully divert the ball home.

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The 19-year-old spoke of his dreams coming true, as he scored his first Football League goal on his first full start in Pompey colours.

And the talent who’s on loan from the top-flight outfit for the rest of the season, saw a wave of goodwill come his way on Instagram in the wake of victory.

Leading the way was Mourinho who offered a clapping emoji to acknowledge White’s achievement.

Spurs defender Japhet Tanganga did likewise, while England international keeper Joe Hart replied with ‘Go on @harveywhite48’ before adding his applause.

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Derby midfielder Louie Sibley and young Spurs prospect Kaziah Sterling also offered their appreciation.

Pompey’s players weren’t to be outdone, as they lauded the quality of their new team-mate’s goal.

After being compared to Harry Kane by assistant manager, Joe Gallen, fellow loanee George Byers did likewise as he stated: ‘Like a prime Harry Kane.’

Defender Callum Johnson could see shades of another striker renowned for his aerial prowess when he added: ‘Andy Carroll innit.’

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There was also plenty of flame emojis doing the rounds after a night White will always savour, with Sean Raggett, Lee Brown, Andy Cannon, Jack Whatmough, Haji Mnoga also adding their congratulations along with the official Spurs Instagram account, which has 9.9m followers.

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