Tottenham Hotspur took on Juventus today in their first pre-season tour match in Singapore, with Spurs coming out on top as 3-2 victors.
Spurs opened the scoring in the first half with a Lamela tap in set up by a Troy Parrott shot, keeping a clean sheet in the first 45 thanks to some resolute defending too.
Juventus then turned the match on its head with two quick-fire goals from Higuain and Ronaldo in the second half, pegging Tottenham back despite the North Londoners dominating.
However, Spurs were not going to lie down and take the defeat, as Ndombele made his debut from the bench and set up a Lucas Moura equaliser with his first two touches.
Harry Kane then won the game in style in injury time, latching onto a loose ball after Moura won back possession, driving it from the centre circle up and over Szezcsny’s head and into the net.
Pochettino had this to say on the screamer (Football London): “I think it was a great goal. Unbelievable from Harry. I think it is good for him to start the pre-season scoring. I think to beat Juventus, of course, that wasn’t the priority to win the game but to compete in our best way and in the end to win is always better than not winning.
“We are happy with the performance but the most important thing is that we are happy that all the players finished in a good condition to train tomorrow and build step by step our fitness.
“Look, this type of situation happens because of the quality of the player to see the position of the keeper. Sometimes you try and it’s possible to touch the net, and sometimes you try and the goal is out.
“Of course, if you never try difficult it happens – but I cannot say that was in our plan to do what he did. It’s his talent that in that moment the ball arrived and he decided to shoot. It was a little bit lucky that the goal touched the net.”
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