Spurs narrowly defeated by Atletico Madrid in Melbourne:
Spurs played their final match of the international champions cup in Australia earlier today as they played out a closely fought match with Spanish club Atletico Madrid, with Mauricio Pochettino’s youthful side narrowly losing to the La Liga side. Regardless of the result many youngsters shined through out the match with both Anton Walkes and Cameron Carter-Vickers having excellent games in central defence, midfielder Harry Winks also impressed in the centre of the park. We had our fair share of chances with Lamela and Onomah amongst those who went desperately close to scoring. Meanwhile Atletico’s goalkeeper Jan Oblak made a string of fine saves to keep Pochettino’s side at bay, the winner for the Spanish side was scored 5 minutes before the interval after Uruguayan defender Diego Godin broke the deadlock. Godin’s goal came about after Gabi sent the ball into the area from a free kick, Gabi’s ball in skimmed off the head of Walkes before coming to Godin who converted from close range. Despite two losses from two matches the tournament has certainly been a success for Spurs, with so many youngsters getting vital senior game time in which will help their development at Spurs for the coming seasons. Furthermore, many of our senior players are also getting close to full match fitness.
Our final game of preseason comes next Friday in Oslo, Norway as we faces Italian side Inter Milan in the Norwegian capital. COYS⚽️
Spurs: Vorm (McGee 75); Trippier (Walker-Peters 60), Walkes, Carter-Vickers, Yedlin (Miller 60); Wanyama (Mason 46), Winks (Ball 75); Lamela (Son 46), Eriksen (c, Carroll 46), Onomah (Chadli 60); Janssen (Edwards 75). Substitutes (not used): Glover, Amos, Harrison.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Vrsaljko, Godín, Savic, Filipe Luis; Gabi, Partey (Diedhiou 75), Tiago (Henrique 58), Niguez; H Hernandez (Fernandez 58), Torres. Substitutes (not used): L Hernandez, Barragan, Santos Borre, Manquillo, T Hernandez, Velazquez, Mensah.
Goals: Atletico Madrid – Godin 40.