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Juventus 2-3 Tottenham - 5 Spurs players who impressed 

Elvis Ume O
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21 Jul 2019, 21:00 IST

Tottenham Hotspur defeated Juventus 3-2 in the 2019 International Champions Cup
Tottenham Hotspur defeated Juventus 3-2 in the 2019 International Champions Cup

Tottenham would be looking to build on from their impressive end to last season where they finished as runners up in the Champions League.

A hallmark of the side in recent years has been their frugality, but it seems that the club is ready to take the next step, as they broke their record fee to sign French international Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon.

Spurs kicked off their preseason campaign with a fixture against Juventus in the International Champions Cup in Singapore.

In what was a highly entertaining fixture with end-to-end action, both sides could not be separated, and the Lily Whites ran out 3-2 winners with Harry Kane scoring an exquisite winner from the halfway line deep into stoppage time.

Pochettino would be hoping his players can step up to the plate next season and as such, he would have been impressed with the performances of some of his wards.

These were the five most impressive Tottenham players in the match against Juventus.

#1 Troy Parrott

Parrott impressed
Parrott impressed

A lingering problem for Tottenham in recent years has been getting an effective backup to Harry Kane in front of goal.

The 26-year-old is as good as they come in finding the back of the net, but as recent seasons have shown, his fitness is becoming a cause for concern.

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Multiple men have tried and failed, from Vincent Jansen to Fernando Llorente, but it seems like Tottenham had been looking far off when the solution to their problem had been at home all along.

Troy Parrott is a 17-year-old Tottenham-trained striker who had been blazing with the Under 23's.

The Irish youngster showed his class in the UEFA Youth League last season, with his goal against Barcelona drawing praise.

The coming season has been earmarked as his breakout campaign and he was handed a start against Juventus and despite his young age, Parrott was not out of place playing against old warheads like Bonucci and Buffon.

He was full of running, hassling the Juventus backline and also showed great awareness with the timing of his runs and positioning in the box.

In what was an almost complete striker's performance, the only thing missing on the day was a goal, but it was off his shot that Buffon parried for Lamela to score in the 30th minute.

He was substituted at halftime for the man he would be expecting to replace in the near future, but he made a telling impact in his 45 minutes on the field.

At 17, it might be too early to expect Parrott to step into Kane's boots, but on the evidence of his performance against Juventus, he would have a huge role to play in the coming season.


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