Pre-season is well and truly underway for Tottenham Hotspur. In the early hours of this morning, they took on Roma in San Diego in their opening game of the International Champions Cup. After a rocky start, going behind in three minutes, Lucas Moura and Fernando Llorente were at the double to ensure the Lillywhites got off to a winning start.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 26 July 2018
Patrik Shick’s tidy finish inside 180 seconds saw the Italian’s take the lead against Spurs but Mauricio Pochettino’s men looked to need the early wake-up call to kick into gear. Llorente capitalised on a deflected shot from Luke Amos to head the equaliser in over Antonio Mirante before adding another one when a well-worked corner routine led to Lucas Moura’s shot being parried into the big man’s path.
Throughout the first half an hour Lucas was sublime for Spurs. His relentless pressing and ability to make things happen made him one of the stand-out threats and quite simply, Roma couldn’t deal with him. He scored Tottenham’s 3rd and 4th goals, getting between the centre-backs and heading home his first before latching onto a loose ball on the edge of the box and drilling it low into the bottom corner on his ‘weaker’ foot for his second.
You can see what the delighted Tottenham fans made of Lucas Moura’s performance here:
Fantastic to see Moura already taking the first opportunity open to him to shine during this pre-season.
Have no doubt we are going to see the best of him in this season coming in, we already saw glimpses of his potential at the back end of last season, going to be a big player!
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) 26 July 2018
The bald-headed Messi
— Ryan (@ryangoldy8) July 26, 2018
He’s got no hair, but we don’t care!!
Lucas Moouuurraaaa!! #SpursInUSA
— Lilywhite Spurs (@Lilywhite_Spurs) 26 July 2018
Our bald genius.
— Harsh (@SimplyWink) July 26, 2018
— (@THFC_99) 26 July 2018
Going to be dynamite this season!
— Gray Fortress (@lesliegan) July 26, 2018
— Andrew Date (@Datey11) 26 July 2018
— Jake (@jxke_02) July 26, 2018
As you can see, the Lillywhites are all buzzing with Lucas’ performance and will be hoping he can carry his form into the season.