Tottenham Hotspur will go into their first Premier League match on the back of a defeat after losing to Inter Milan on penalties today.
Lucas Moura opened the scoring early on with a fantastic finish, but Inter Milan levelled it up to 1-1, sending it to spot-kicks.
Let’s take a look at the five things we learned from the match today:
Kyle Walker-Peters a starter –
With Serge Aurier still not featuring in pre-season and Juan Foyth on the injury table, it looks as if Kyle Walker-Peters is nailed on for that right-back starting slot come the Aston Villa match. He is growing into his role and looked impressive going forward today, although he still has a lot to learn in defence.
Lethal Lucas –
Another sure started for the first game back in the new Prem season, Lucas Moura made it three goals in pre-season today with a fine finish. With Heung Min Son banned for the first two matches, Moura will surely be Tottenham’s chief pace enforcer up top alongside Harry Kane.
Midfield trio –
Pochettino started with a holding midfield trio of Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, and Moussa Sissoko today, which offered pace, drive, and superb passing. This looks as if it could be a great option for Spurs this season, allowing the wing-backs to get up the pitch too.
Close to the starting XI –
Just under a week until the new Premier League season, Pochettino only made two subs at half time in the friendly today. To me, this indicates that 11 of these 13 players will more than likely start the match against Villa, as Poch as figured out his best line up for the moment.
Eriksen – heart not in in?
If you ask me, it looks as if Eriksen’s heart is not in it at Spurs anymore. His movement around the pitch, his body language, those two lazy penalties. If I was Daniel Levy, I would be looking to get in two new big players in the next four days, then look to sell Eriksen after the Prem window shuts.
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