In this blog, FPL draft Hub will walk you through Spurs’ key players, signings and tactics throughout preseason, direct from the clubs match reports to guide your Fantasy Premierleague Draft picks on Draft Day.
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Juventus 2 – 3 Spurs
Sun 21 July 2019
Goalscorers: Lamela, Moura, Kane
Harry Kane lobbed goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny from the halfway line in stoppage time to give us a 3-2 win over Juventus in Singapore on Sunday.
The striker, who had missed a clutch of earlier opportunities, spotted the keeper off his line after Lucas Moura tackled Adrien Rabiot in the centre of the pitch and some quick thinking from the England front man saw him sensationally loft the ball home in the 93rd minute, making it a winning start to our pre-season campaign.
Erik Lamela had given us a first-half lead at the Singapore National Stadium after young striker Troy Parrott’s effort was saved but Juve, now managed by former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, turned the International Champions Cup clash around in the early stages of the second period with a quickfire double from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo.
New signing Tanguy Ndombele stepped off the bench and, within two minutes, supplied a sumptuous through ball for Lucas to make it 2-2 on 65 minutes.
Kane and Higuain went close at either end with 10 minutes to go but, with penalties looming, Kane provided one for the highlight reel against Juve’s former Arsenal goalkeeper from just inside their half – much to the delight of the Spurs fans inside the stadium!
Spurs 1 – 2
25 July 2019
Lucas Moura was on target again as Manchester United edged our latest International Champions Cup (ICC) fixture in Shanghai on Thursday.
The Brazilian gave us a hint of what was to come last season with summer strikes against AS Roma and Girona and he went on to score 15 in all competitions, including that memorable hat-trick in the Champions League semi-final against Ajax. This time around, he fired home in our 3-2 win against Juventus in Singapore on Sunday and was there again in China, finding the target on 65 minutes with a low shot that took a deflection and left Sergio Romero stranded.
That made it 1-1 after Anthony Martial had beaten Paulo Gazzaniga at his near post in the first half and we looked the more likely to win it at that point, but United did just that when Angel Gomes got in down the left and slid into the far corner to make it 2-1.
Real Madrid 0 – 1
Tue 30 July 2019
Harry Kane’s clinical strike secured a deserved win against Real Madrid in Munich on Tuesday evening and a place in the final of the Audi Cup.
We will now face hosts Bayern Munich in the final on Wednesday (7.30pm UK).
Kane struck in the 22nd minute, capitalising on a mistake by Marcelo before a textbook, composed one-on-one finish past Keylor Navas.
It could have been more at the Allianz Arena. Navas denied Kane, Tanguy Ndombele, Dele and Heung-Min Son and youngster Troy Parrott hit the inside of the post.
Spurs 2 – 2 Bayern
Munich (Spurs win 6-5 on penalties)
Wed 31 July 2019
Goalscorers: Lamela, Eriksen
Paulo Gazzaniga did it again in a penalty shoot-out as we lifted the Audi Cup against hosts Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.
The goalkeeper saved two penalties in our last shoot-out win against Watford in the League Cup at MK Dons last season and repeated the feat as we came home 6-5 from 12 yards after the final finished 2-2 in normal time.
Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld and Heung-Min Son all scored from the spot but as the shoot-out continued, our younger players stepped up – Jack Roles, Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga all hit the target, Tanganga with our sixth successful spot-kick before Gazzaniga’s moment. Having denied David Alaba, the Argentine sprung to his right to turn away Jerome Boateng’s effort and secure the victory.
Earlier, we were in control thanks to goals from Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen only for Bayern Munich to hit back through Jann-Fiete Arp and Alphonso Davies.
Spurs 1 – 1 Inter
(Inter win 4-3 on penalties)
Sun 04 August 2019
Our pre-season campaign concluded with another first for our new stadium – a penalty shoot-out.
Inter took the honours 4-3 from the spot after our International Champions Cup (ICC) match ended 1-1 in front of an impressive 58,905 attendance at our new home on Sunday.
Earlier, Tanguy Ndombele made his home debut and Lucas Moura scored for the third time this summer as we started brightly only for the Italians to work their way back into the game and level through Stefano Sensi in the first half. Chances were few and far between in the second half – Heung-Min Son closest for us, denied late by Samir Handanovic – and at 1-1, the match went to the penalty spot.
Christian Eriksen had his first attempt saved, Paulo Gazzaniga responded by keeping out George Puscas but when Oliver Skipp was denied by Handanovic, it was left to Joao Mario to convert for 4-3 to the visitors.
Read more here – https://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/2019/august/inter-icc-report/