Tottenham continue their pre-season preparations with a hastily-arranged friendly meeting with Singaporean side Lion City Sailors. Spurs drafted today’s opposition in a couple of weeks ago after Roma pulled out of the friendly, denying the club a meeting with former manager Jose Mourinho.
Ange Postecoglou’s side saw their second game of the summer cancelled at late notice after their clash against Leicester City in Bangkok was rained off. As such, it will be fascinating to see how the team has developed under his watch following some positive signs in the loss to West Ham earlier this month.
Harry Kane continues to be linked with a move away from the club amid interest from Bayern Munich but remains a Spurs player. He will likely be involved today as supporters get another glimpse of the Postecoglou era. Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog!
Tottenham vs Lion City Sailors: Spurs goal chalked off!
25 mins: Quick-thinking from Kane frees Son in-behind but the South Korean had gone too early and his goal is chalked off.
Tottenham vs Lion City Sailors: Quick-fire Spurs attack
23 mins: Cool play in their own box between Porro and Romero allows the former to find Bissouma, who in turn plays in Maddison.
The £40m man flicks the ball with the outside of his foot, finding Son to square for Kane. The cross, however, is overhit.
Tottenham vs Lion City Sailors: Sailors starting to enjoy a lot of the ball
21 mins: Spurs can hardly have the ball for the whole 90 minutes but it will be a concern as to how much of it the Sailors are seeing at the moment.
Tottenham vs Lion City: GOAL! Anuar ‘14
13 mins:Davies robbed and that allows the Sailors to race forward as Anuar bundles a nice finish past Vicario.
Tottenham vs Lion City: All Spurs at the moment
06 mins: Hardly surprising of course but it’s all Tottenham.
This could be a really good game for Maddison, with Lion City sitting deep. Time to show the kind of passes that made him such an in-demand property this summer.
Tottenham vs Lion City: Kane misses!
03 mins: Maddison cuts back for Kane but the striker fires wide from just inside the box!
Tottenham vs Lion City Sailors: Chance for Spurs!
01 mins: Nice early chance for Sarr, though he fires over from a good position just outside the box.
Tottenham vs Lion City Sailors: Kick-off
01 mins: Away we go!
Heung-min Son reveals ‘painful’ reaction to shock Antonio Conte outburst
Tottenham winger Heung-min Son has admitted his disappointment at former manager Antonio Conte’s scathing assessment of the team – even if he agrees with one element of it.
The then-Spurs boss reacted furiously to his side dropping a two-goal lead to draw at soon-to-be relegated Southampton last season, in an outburst which pushed the club and coach towards eventually parting ways.
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