Five things learned as Tottenham run riot against Inter

Tottenham's Vincent Janssen celebrates with Erik Lamela after scoring their fifth goal

The Lilywhites ended their pre-season preparation with a 6-1 win over the Italian giants.

Tottenham's Erik Lamela in actionTottenham's Erik Lamela in action

1. Erik Lamela will truly arrive this season

The Argentine had a slow start to life in England but he has improved year on year and the coming season is shaping up to be his best yet. Lamela has improved physically in a dramatic way, allowing him to hold off defenders and showcase his undoubted talent. A great finish against Juventus last week was followed up by an even better one against Inter today and if he can start to find the net on a regular basis, Spurs paying £30 million for his services may start to seem more than reasonable.

Tottenham's Vincent Janssen celebrates with Erik Lamela after scoring their fifth goalTottenham's Vincent Janssen celebrates with Erik Lamela after scoring their fifth goal

2. Spurs have a real gem in Vincent Janssen

The doubters were out in full force after the Dutchman’s debut against Atletico Madrid but he was much improved against Juventus and was excellent against Inter today. Janssen put quite simply, is a tank of a forward. He had the likes of Miranda and Kondogbia bouncing off him and looks like he will be well at ease with the physicality of the Premier League. Demonstrated his excellent link-up ability to set up Alli and took his goal well.

Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their first goal with a penaltyTottenham's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their first goal with a penalty

3. No European Championship hangover

With five of England’s first-team during the Euros made up of Spurs players, some had suggested the disappointment of the tournament could carry over to the new season. That theory has well and truly been dismissed with Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane all looking in excellent shape. Kane in particular, looked back to his best after struggling in recent months and Spurs fans will be excited to see him back amongst the Premier League goals.

Tottenham's Shayon Harrison in action with Chelsea's Ola AinaTottenham's Shayon Harrison in action

4. Shayon Harrison is a useful striking option

The 19-year old appeared against Juventus briefly and showed he could mix it, and did the same when he was introduced today. He is a willing runner with strong technical ability and he knows where the goal is. He bagged his first senior strike for Spurs, after the ball was set on a plate for him by Lamela, and he looks more than capable of making a few cup appearances this season.

New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conferenceRonald Koeman

5. Everton should be worried

The Lilywhites’ pre-season was generally underwhelming before today, but with the bulk of the first-team returning it was the first real chance to see how Spurs could shape up this season. There are no major injuries to report ahead of the new campaign and with Lamela, Alli and Kane all hitting top form – and new boy Janssen bringing a new dimension – the Toffees will have to be at their absolute best to finish the opening round of fixtures with points on the board against Mauricio Pochettino's side.

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