Tottenham Hotspur fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United in the International Champions Cup game held in Shanghai today.
The Red Devils started the game with more intensity and opened the scoring through Anthony Martial. The Spurs side, which once again featured a lot of young talent, fought their way back into the game and manage to level the tie through a second-half strike from Lucas Moura.
However, it wasn’t to be Tottenham’s day as Angel Gomes’ 80th-minute strike meant that United emerged victorious from the game.
Although the tour ended in disappointment, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said that the squad enjoyed the trip and thanked the fans who turned up in huge numbers to cheer on the Lilywhites.
Speaking to Football.London, the Argentine said, “I am very happy, first of all for our fans, first in Singapore and then Shanghai, to share with them that we really appreciate their warm welcome. We enjoyed it all a lot.
“Two tough games against Juventus and Manchester United. I am so happy in the way that we tried to play in the way that we are developing our job on the pitch.”
Pochettino also revealed that he had been left impressed by the performances of the young players over the two games.
He added, “Of course very happy with the younger players who behaved very, very well on and off the pitch. I am so happy for that.
“Of course a bit disappointed because I think we deserved at least the draw tonight. We need to build our fitness and the way we’re going to play this season.
“I think there were more positives than I expected from the beginning when we flew to Singapore from London.”
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The likes of Troy Parrot, Oliver Skipp, and Japhet Tanganga certainly emerged from the two tests with flying colours. The maturity that Parrot displayed is particular was quite unnatural for someone his age. Spurs fans will be hoping he is soon ready to make the transition into the first team.
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