For one night, thousands of soccer fans traded their Minnesota United jerseys to cheer for some of the best players in the world, as England’s Tottenham Hotspur faced Italy’s AC Milan in the International Champions Cup.
The nine Tottenham players who reached the World Cup semifinals will return to training on Monday, but Pochettino has warned supporters that they may not all be ready to face Newcastle five days later.
“Of course we are going to compete with big sides and they are doing a lot of business”, he stated. The team with the most points after three games wins this sixth edition of the competition.
The rest is history with a final score of Tottenham, 1, AC Milan, 0.
With France, Croatia, England and Belgium finishing as the top four teams in Russian Federation, many players of the top clubs, like Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Jesse Lingard and many more have yet to report at their club camps.
Davinson Sanchez believes that he can put his experiences at the World Cup to good use in helping Tottenham challenge for the Premier League title once more this season.
“We are not going to take risks”.
Before departing, the Argentine also took time to hail the club’s academy coaches after spending the last 10 days working with the fruits of their labour. I try to prepare the team.
“Last season I told you some numbers, but this season we don’t know”. But what you get with him is he is so focused on delivering for this club – and that’s why any of us who work around him think it’s grossly unfair.
“All of the young players have really shown great character”, he said. Football is about energy – respecting yourself, your team-mates, the team, being professional.
Such performances could see some of those youngsters handed an opportunity in the early weeks of the new season – with Luke Amos one heavily-mentioned contender for a place in the squad. It’s clear that today I don’t know if the rest of the teams are happy with that decision. I feel very good physically, and I don’t have any [injury] problems. Milan tied Manchester United 1-1 and will play Barcelona on Saturday to finish its games.