Tottenham ended their three match tour of the United States in the early hours of the morning (UK time) and signed off from their trio of stateside fixtures with a win over A.C. Milan. The fixture was the third appearance in this season’s International Champions Cup.
Not only that but it was the second time that they have got the better of Italian opposition in this year’s competition after a comprehensive win over Roma in their first ICC outing. The two successes against Serie A opponents sandwich the penalty shoot out defeat to Barcelona at the weekend.
French winger Georges Kevin N’Koudou was the hero of the hour as it was his strike just after the restart which made all the difference and would ultimately go on to secure victory for a Tottenham side that has resembled the walking wounded as of late.
The trip to the U.S. has put something of a strain on the squad with Moussa Sissoko and Erik Lamela picking up injuries while Victor Wanyama was sent back to London as he suffered a recurrence of the injury that has troubled him for quite a while.
Although a large portion of Tottenham’s star names are still on holiday after their World Cup exploits there were still a smattering of stars on show just a few hours ago. One of those was Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen who once again pulled the strings in the middle of the park.
Both he and South Korean international Hueng min-Son came on for the final half hour of the game, as Tottenham looked to close out the game and protect the advantage that they had recently found themselves having after the strike from N’Koudou.
With the U.S. tour now at a close, the focus now shifts to that of the Premier League and a trip to Newcastle next Saturday lunchtime. The centre of midfield could prove to be an issue due to injury or a lack of fitness, could this mean Tottenham are forced to sign someone before next Thursday. We will have to wait and see.
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