Pochettino outlines the many positives from Spurs' post-season tour

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Spurs won both of their post-season friendlies, beating a Malaysia XI 2-1 and then Sydney FC 1-0.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has paid credit to the club's brief post-season tour of Malaysia and Australia, declaring it very much a success.

The Argentine told the Spurs website that he was very happy with the numerous positives that came from the tour, as he prepares for a short rest ahead of planning for the new season.

“The fans have been incredible,” Pochettino told the website.

“I give congratulations to the club, the organisation was fantastic and we’ve enjoyed this tour a lot. It’s so far away from England but the fans are here to support us. They are amazing.

“There were lots of positives. To see us play in front of over 70,000 in Sydney was amazing and a great experience for the younger players. That was fantastic.

“We’ve had no injuries, we finished at a good level and I’m very happy.

“Now it’s time for holidays and a rest and we will start pre-season in the most positive way.”

There were plenty of fans and pundits that were sceptical of the club's decision to head off on such a tour after what has been a long and arduous season for the North Londoners.

Many in particular questioned Harry Kane's involvement, with the 21-year-old also set to feature in England Under-21s' European Championship campaign in the Czech Republic later this month.

But as it turned out, the club built on their profile in both Malaysia and Australia, giving youngsters vital minutes in the first team and also getting two wins under their belts.

And who was the match winner in those two matches? Harry Kane of course, looking as relaxed and fresh as he has done all season.

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