Tottenham Hotspur keeps making a good impression in pre-season so far under the newly-appointed head coach, Nuno Espírito Santo.
Following their opening pre-season friendly draw against Leyton Orient, Spurs recorded their first win, as they defeated Colchester United at the JobServe Community Stadium by 0-3.
This was Heung-Min Son's first game back since arriving from his summer vacation, and as you would expect him to, he made an impact on the score sheet instantly.
Story of the game
Alli seems to be getting back his the best version of himself, and although he missed a decent chance midway through the first half of play, still was able to get his name on the score sheet.
Alfie Whiteman, Maksim Paskotsi and Tobi Omole were the youth players the Portuguese manager trusted to start the game.
Not only did Nuno Espírito Santo gave the opportunity to three academy players to start the friendly fixture, but he also brought in nine others for the second half, including 'starboys' Dane Scarlett and Niles John.
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➡️ Fagan-Walcott, Lyons-Foster, Cesay, White, Devine, Clarke, Parrott
⬅️ Omole, Paskotši, Carter-Vickers, Winks, Dele, Bergwijn, Lucas
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Scarlett himself, 17 year-old formed at Hotspur Way, was really close from scoring his second goal of this Spurs pre-season, but was lightly offside.
Colchester did not go away that easy though, as they created two big chances in the second half. Spurs goalkeeper Whiteman made a good save in one of those two chances while the other strike by the home side hit the crossbar.
"The tempo, the intensity and the rhythm of the game was very good," Espírito Santo told Spurs TV postgame. "It's always nice to have bodies. The more players we have, the more options and solutions we are going to find.''
"It's a fresh start for everyone and everyone has come in with a positive mindset. That's the atmosphere in the changing room," Japhet Tanganga added. ''These matches gives us (young players) opportunities to play as much as we can.''