Heung-Min Son, Dele Alli and Lucas Moura were the goal scorers, and although the Portuguese manager made eight changes in the game, this new Spurs team seems to be developing an identity.
This was a special evening not only because of the fact that Spurs got back some of their star players such as Ben Davies and Sergio Reguilón, but also because the new and 'unpredictable' away kit made its first appearance.
Story of the game
The beginning of the game was a bit shaky for Spurs, as MK Dons even had a penalty kick for a chance to go ahead in the game. Homegrown goalkeeper Alfie Whiteman made a great save to keep the score leveled.
The front three was causing all sorts of danger, and nine minutes before the half, 'Sonny' recorded his second goal of the Spurs pre-season with a nice chip finish over the MK Dons goalkeeper.
It wouldn't take long for Dele to join the party, as he sealed the 0-2 against his former team from a nice individual play by Lucas.
Dele, who was the captain for the day, played in a midfield three along with Niles John and Oliver Skipp, and was really impressive, as he even got a standing ovation from the stadium when he came off for Harvey White with 15 minutes to go.
Moura also scored to record his first goal of the pre-season, and following an impressive run of play for 82 minutes, he was subbed out by Espírito Santo.
Academy players Maksim Paskotši, Tobi Omole, Dane Scarlett, Troy Parrott, Malachi Fagan-Walcott, Jack Clarke and White all came on as subs but failed to make a big impact on the game.
"There was some good movement. The way they moved the ball, the speed of the lines and the possession was good," Espírito Santo told SpursTV post-game. ''Good things and things to correct. Always about that.
We must trust the talent we got.''
"There was some good movement. The way they moved the ball, the speed of the lines and the possession was good."— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 28, 2021
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