Five things we learned from Spurs - Milan, featuring Alli & Onomah

Spurs emerged 2-0 victors in their Audi Cup third-place play-off.

Onomah is ready to contribute

At 18, Josh Onomah is the youngest of Spurs’ fledgling stars and his few performances so far have reflected that - glimpses of quality but more endeavour than anything else.

Tonight’s game was different, however, and, playing for the full ninety minutes, he was able to showcase some of what has got the staff at Spurs so excited. He demonstrated great attacking awareness, with several clever runs, and has fully taken on board Mauricio Pochettino’s pressing game.

Onomah showed a good turn of pace and some nimble footwork and was unlucky not to convert in the first half, proving he can do a job if needed next season.

Alli should start ahead of Dier this weekend

Eric Dier didn’t have the best of games and was guilty of getting the ball get caught between his feet on a fair few occasions. Clearly, he is still adapting to the demands of central midfield and Pochettino should line-up against Manchester United with two players who are naturals in the position.

Nabil Bentaleb will be one and with the game probably coming too early for Ryan Mason - who came on in the second half for his first pre-season outing - Dele Alli is left as the logical option. It remains to be seen whether the Spurs boss will thrust the youngster onto the main stage so soon, however.

There's more to come from Chadli

Nacer Chadli had a strong campaign last year in terms of output (11 goals and 5 assists in the Premier League) but has always had the tendency to go quiet for long periods in a game.

His goal tonight was a beauty - a left-footed curler from the right side of the box after a strong run - and was indicative of a player whose confidence is sky high.

His all-round game was impressive too - with great link-up play and dangerous passes - and following on from last season’s showing, next term could be the player’s best yet.

McGee is a real prospect

Spurs’ third-choice goalkeeper got over fifty minutes to impress and the 19-year old did just that. His performance was an indication into how ‘keepers are now developed at the club, with a complete confidence in receiving and playing out from the back on full view. The teenager also showed a safe pair of hands, with a couple of decent saves.

McGee could be an excellent addition on loan at a lower league club with the right footballing ethos.

Lamela may never sparkle for Spurs

The argentine’s performance summed up his career to date at Tottenham - flashes of quality amid miskicks, heavy touches and bad passes. This was only a friendly but we've been here before with the Argentine.

One telling moment was when he drove into the box from the right - up against an isolated Milan centre-back - and briefly threatened to have a go at him, before turning out and playing a safe-ball back to Kieran Trippier - not what you expect from a big-money wide-forward.

While he is by no means a terrible player, it's hard to see him miraculously starting to live up to his price-tag. But maybe that's all Erik Lamela is - a decent player, as opposed to a world-beater.

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