Tottenham Hotspur 6-1 Inter Milan: Spurs player ratings from a  convincing win

Tottenham Hotspur finished pre-season with an emphatic 6-1 victory against Italian giants Inter Milan in Oslo. But how did the player's rate?

Tottenham Hotspur 6-1 Inter Milan: Spurs player ratings from a  convincing win
Spurs players celebrate Shayon Harrison making it 6-1. (Credit: BPI, James Marsh)

Tottenham Hotspur more than convincingly dispatched Italian side Inter Milan in Oslo, beating Roberto Mancini's men 6-1 to end pre-season in fantastic form.

Spurs took the lead in the fifth minute, Harry Kane stepping up to smash home a contentious penalty won by Kyle Walker as he cannoned down the right hand side.

Ivan Perisic equalised in the 23rd minute, the Croatian set himself up with a heavy first touch and slammed the ball past Michel Vorm at his near post, catching the Dutchman off guard.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side, though, were back in the lead before the break through Erik Lamela. The Argentine, set up by Harry Kane, curled a left-footed shot into the top right hand corner five minutes before half-time.

Five half-time substitutions only further increased the tempo, with new signing Vincent Janssen especially standing out, as he scored his first goal in Lilywhite.

The third goal, though, came from Dele Alli in the 51st minute. Janssen did terrifically well under pressure to play the one-two with Alli in the box, with the 20-year-old side footing the ball into the bottom corner.

And the fourth goal sharply followed, with Kane scoring his second of the match. In classic Harry Kane fashion, he smashed the ball right footed across Samir Handanovic in goals, using the defender to guide the ball.

Janssen then got on the scoresheet himself, with Dele Alli returning the favour by sliding the Dutchman through to slot into the bottom right hand corner.

Janssen was again involved as Spurs made it six through Shayon Harrison. The 19-year-old, on for two minutes, slotted home after Erik Lamela was played through by Janssen and squared the ball unselfishly.  

Player ratings

All in all, a fantastic friendly performance from a Spurs side that looks well up for Everton away in nine days time. How did the players rate?

Michel Vorm (Off 46) - 6 - Beaten at his near post for Perisic’s goal but the shot comes totally unexpected. Otherwise little to do.

Kyle Walker (Off 46) - 6 - Wins a penalty in the fourth minute, and looked good going forward. Couple of lapses in concentration and rash moments.

Cameron Carter-Vickers - 7 - Would not have known Toby Alderweireld was playing alongside an 18-year-old in Carter-Vickers today. The young man was faultless, his passing was comfortable and he defended stoutly when needed.

Toby Alderweireld - 8 - Last season’s play of the year returned in typical fashion. Great heading, passing and defending. Missed a decent chance from a corner in the first half but otherwise faultless in his 90 minutes on the pitch.  

Danny Rose - (Off 46) - 6 - Good performance from Rose, passing and all round play from left back was good.

Ryan Mason - (Off 46) 6 - Missed a great chance for 2-0 on the 10 minute mark and then booked on 16 minutes for a poor tackle. Looks desperate to prove himself, and today was a decent all round showing, with some good defensive work.

Eric Dier - (Off 85) 7 - Good performance from Dier, bringing himself back into the fold quietly. Rarely put a foot wrong, passed the ball well and put in a tackle when needed to.

Strike force achieve high grades for emphatic finishing

Erik Lamela - (Off 80) 8 - Spurs’ best pre-season performer was fantastic again today. Magic goal, curling the ball into the top right corner, left footed, from 25 yards, and heavily involved in the build up play for the sixth goal, unselfishly laying on Harrison for his first Spurs goal. Also assisted Kane's second. Corners look much improved, too. One downside - he needs to calm down at times, a yellow card picked up for a silly foul at 6-1 up sums up his over-aggresion (which can be a positive at times, too).

Christian Eriksen - (Off 46) 7 - Fantastic skill and vision to set up Ryan Mason early on, passed the ball very well and looked very good going forward.

Dele Alli - (Off 75) 8  - Good first half, aggressive play as usual straight from kick-off - looked right up for the game. Cracking finish after great interplay with Janssen for the third goal, and his dribbling in the lead up to the fifth goal was fantastic.

Harry Kane - (Off 62) 8 - Lively straight from the off with a couple of runs in behind. Played a part in winning the penalty, and stepped up to smash the ball home. Cracking finish for the fourth goal, smashing across Handanovic at the first sight of goal.

Subs make an impact

Hugo Lloris - (On 46) 6 - Quiet half for Hugo, returning from Euro 2016 disappointment. Couple of basics and no more.

Vincent Janssen - (On 46) 8 - Straight into the game, link up play was fantastic for Dele Alli’s goal, as was his build up play for the sixth as his played Lamela through. Played well with his back to goal and battled hard. Great finish into the bottom corner for his first Spurs goal will give the confidence a boost.

Vincent Janssen has settled in well and scored his second Spurs goal against Inter | Photo: Getty images
Vincent Janssen has settled in well and scored his second Spurs goal against Inter | Photo: Getty images

Harry Winks - (On 46) 7 - Winks looks like he could be the next youngster to come through the system at Spurs, looks very comfortable on the ball and is not scared to put himself about in midfield. Certainly, he isn't far behind Tom Carroll at four years younger.

Ben Davies - (On 46) 7 - Davies was impressive on the left hand side, spent most of the half attacking and attacking well, getting up to the byline and feeding decent balls into forwards.

Kieran Trippier - (On 46) 7 - Right back got down the flank well, put in some fantastic crosses and passed well. Very good defensively, with only one notable mistake coming when he failed to rise for a header.

Tom Carroll - (On 62) 6 - Decision making was good, played some good balls out wide.

Shayon Harrison - (On 75) 7 - Scored within two minutes of coming on the pitch, a massive confidence booster for the young man - despite the fact it was an open goal.

Marcus Edwards - (On 80) 6 - The 17-year-old was lively on the ball, skipping past his man to reach the byline in his most notable involvement. Picked up a knock.

Luke Amos - (On 85) - N/A