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New Tottenham signings face off in bizarre football golf challenge

Spurs' recent acquisitions Benji Stambouli and Federico Fazio took each other on at the club's training ground.

Celebrating the impending Ryder Cup tournament, two Tottenham players faced off in an interesting little golf inspired game at the club's training ground.

Benji Stambouli and Federico Fazio took each other on in football golf, in what was the first time many will have seen them in Spurs colours, and there was jokes a plenty as both demonstrated a decent grasp of English to entertain the watching Spurs TV viewers. 

Former Montpellier star Stambouli was in optimistic mood because his opponent was "a defender", while the giant centre back, who won the Europa League with Sevilla last season, felt the fact he was Argentinian should be enough to see him past his teammate.


The Spurs TV presenter then started proceedings by smacking the ball out far onto the training pitches at Hotspur Way.

Proving himself to be quite the comedian, the Frenchman was quick to play up on camera in trying to put off the giant Argentina international.

Though Fazio's initial first pass finished closer to the ball, both players managed to hit the ball with their second pass, mimicking a neat and tidy putt.

The two went through to a lawn bowls-like playoff, where the ball was once again kicked far away and each had to get as close as they could with one pass. Stambouli was optimistic because the two right footed players would be using their left boot, laughing: "Fazio doesn't have a left foot."

And so it proved as Fazio's left foot pass was a little over hit, while the 24-year-old's effort was just a few paces away from the ball.

From a footballing perspective, it was good to see that both players are capable passers at both long and short distances, while midfielder Stambouli seems confident using both feet. 

But of course, these kinds of videos offer a glimpse into the camaraderie between players, and it is good to see that Spurs have another character on their hands in Stambouli, and good banter in general between two players who would have only met for the first time within the last two weeks.

The trick will now be carrying such positive team chemistry onto the pitch, starting with Saturday's game at Sunderland where the two players could make their debut.

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