New signing Vincent Janssen and youngster Shayon Harrison officially opened their accounts for Tottenham Hotspur in a 6-1 win against Inter Milan in a friendly in Oslo, Norway.
Harry Kane scored twice, while Erik Lamela and Dele Alli also hit the back of the net, as Spurs ran riot in Scandinavia against the Italian giants.
Most of Spurs’ Euro 2016 stars came back into the team with young defender Cameron Carter-Vickers keeping his spot in central defence, alongside Toby Alderweireld. Mousa Dembele missed out through illness and Victor Wanyama was unavailable due to visa issues.
It was clear from the start that Tottenham would be playing at Premier League pace and they won themselves a penalty after just five minutes. Kyle Walker went down just inside the box after a tangle with Danilo D’Ambrosio, with the decision a bit harsh on the Italian.
Harry Kane sent Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic the wrong way from the spot, arrowing his kick towards the top right corner.
Spurs kept up a quick tempo and had some more half chances, but it was Inter who scored next on 23 minutes. Having sent a searing shot of his own just wide from distance, Ever Banega then played in Ivan Perišić who lashed a shot past Michel Vorm and into the far right of the net.
The game settled down until Lamela lit up proceedings with a delightful goal. He was picked out by Kane in the middle, took a touch to set himself before clipping a curling left-footed effort into the top right corner of Handanovic’s goal.
Pochettino made five changes for the second half, including Vincent Janssen playing just ahead of Kane, but Spurs did not come out of their stride.
Janssen was involved just seven minutes in, linking with Dele Alli in a superb one-two which put the England youngster through to smash a shot past Handanovic into the bottom right corner.
Kane hit his second on 57 minutes, Lamela playing him in with a no-look pass and the England striker took a touch before hitting a swerving effort into the top left of the Inter net.
Kane came off soon after, just before his impressive strike partner Janssen got on the scoresheet. Alli was brought down on the edge of the Italians’ penalty area, but managed to get a touch through to the big Dutch forward who slotted it home under the advancing goalkeeper.
The striker did score in a behind-closed-doors friendly for Spurs against Rotherham United last month, but this was his first time in hitting the net against top opposition in front of a crowd for his new club.
Young attacker Shayon Harrison replaced Alli on 75 minutes and within moments had his first goal for the first team. Janssen slotted Lamela through on the right and he drew a defender towards him before pulling the ball back to the unmarked Harrison to fire home with aplomb.
Highly-rated 17-year-old Marcus Edwards got more game time in the final ten minutes as he replaced Lamela to complete a super day for Tottenham Hotspur.