Tottenham 4-1 Roma: 4 talking points as Lucas & Llorente net braces

It’s never worth reading too much into pre-season friendlies, so let’s read into what we learned – if anything – from Tottenham’s win.

oliver stein by Oli Stein

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Tottenham recovered well from a nervous start against Roma to run out 4-1 winners in San Diego in what was their first fixture of the International Champions Cup. Patrik Schick opened the scoring for the third-best Italian side – with some neat footwork in the box – before a header from Fernando Llorente restored parity six minutes later.


Oli Stein

Oli graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in History and has worked with RealSport since September 2016. Currently assistant football editor and Tottenham correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @steinoliver_