Dele Alli prepares for Man United match by training against 100 children

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Fresh from last Sunday’s dramatic late victory against Juventus in Singapore, the Spurs squad have moved on to Shanghai in readiness for the next fixture in the International Champions Cup against Manchester United on Thursday (THFC Official).

24 hours prior to Spurs’ victory, United kicked-off the tournament with a 1-0 victory against Inter Milan, also in Singapore, courtesy of an early Mason Greenwood strike (BBC).

Speaking in advance of the match against Spurs’ prem rivals (MEN), Dele Alli stressed the importance of the game, and the team’s desire to set an example against a Premier League rival: “It’s another challenge and we keep preparing for the start of the season.

“But like the game you saw the other day against Juventus, we took it very seriously and we’re going to take this game serious and make sure we put in a good performance.”

“We want to challenge ourselves against the top sides and Man United’s a great team.”

Tottenham trained on Tuesday morning in temperatures in the mid-30s and 80% humidity but there was a slight diversion from the usual training regime when Alli, Harry Kane and Erik Lamela played a game against 100 local children (London Evening Standard).

However, the searing heat and oppressive humidity took its toll as the game ended just after the 10-minute mark in a 1-1 draw, with Alli scoring a face-saving penalty.

Alli commented: “Again today, another tough challenge – not quite like playing in the Premier League against XI but it’s exciting and it’s nice to have a bit of fun with them.”

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