Tottenham's Harry Kane in action with Victor Wanyama
The Kenyan international started the match in defensive midfield, with Heung-Min Son scoring Tottenham's early opener. Tom Carroll converted the second, while Nabil Bentaleb played a wonderful through ball for Alex Pritchard's goal to round off the win.
Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 15, 2016
Mauricio Pochettino was famously secret with his early pre-season matches last summer, holding a number of behind closed doors friendlies at Tottenham's wonderful training complex. With no journalists or supporters present and just the club's media team and coaches watching the match, it is the perfect opportunity for the Argentine, and of course his opponent, to try new things without any pressure.
Last summer it helped produce a positional change in one of the club's players that was arguably the most successful in the whole Premier League, as Eric Dier was quietly moved into defensive midfield.
This year, with so many first team players missing after international commitments, it looks like it has given an opportunity for some of the players on the fringe of the first team squad to impress, and so it proved as Heung-Min Son, Tom Carroll and Alex Pritchard all scored in a 3-0 win.
Son Heung Min celebrates scoring for Tottenham Hotspur
Alongside summer signing Wanyama's appearance, the match is important for the three goalscorers for different reasons. Son is going through his first pre-season at the club, having arrived from Bayer Leverkusen late in the transfer window last year. He is set to miss the start of the season due to South Korea's Olympics involvement, so will be eager to make an impression.
Tom Carroll saw a lot of appearances for Spurs last season, but with Wanyama's arrival it is important for him to demonstrate that he has a place to play in the the squad, possibly further forward, especially with rumours that some midfielders may be moved on.
And for Alex Pritchard, whose season was cruelly damaged by an ankle injury on England Under-21 duty last summer, it may be a last chance to show Pochettino that he has something to offer.
Alex Pritchard of England during training