Tottenham Hotspur beat Roma 4-1 in a pre-season friendly on Thursday morning.
Tottenham Hotspur defied their threadbare squad on Thursday morning by hammering Italian side Roma 4-1 in the International Champions Cup.
After beating Southend United and Brentford in behind-closed-doors friendlies, Tottenham were in action over in San Diego as they took on Roma in a much sterner test.
Spurs made the worst possible start though, as neat footwork from Patrik Schick enabled him to gain a yard of space inside the penalty area and fire beyond Michel Vorm inside the first three minutes.
However, Spurs roared back, with Fernando Llorente heading home an equaliser before the Spaniard tapped home from close range for his second, pouncing after Antonio Mirante parried Lucas Moura's volley.
Moura then got himself on the scoresheet, heading home Serge Aurier's cross despite being one of the smallest players on the field, and the Brazilian capped off a superb display with superb footwork and an accurate low drive on his left foot to seal a 4-1 win.
A January signing from Paris Saint-Germain, Moura had a slow introduction to life in the Premier League having been frozen out in France, but he showed what he is capable of this morning.
The 25-year-old showed pass, skill, imagination and fine finishing to give Spurs their win, and whilst Spurs may be looking for another winger, Moura has reminded Mauricio Pochettino that what he can do.
Tottenham fans unsurprisingly hailed Moura after the game, and amid the club's transfer problems having failed to make a single signing this summer, calling on him to start with Son Heung-min out of the start of the season - and they feel that Moura is like a new addition himself ahead of the new Premier League season.
Lucas Moura is going be to like a new signing after having a full Pochy-Preseason. I still want signings though. We can be genuine title contenders with someone like Martial or Zaha, even if we lose Toby #COYS #THFC #MyEyesHaveSeenTheGlory— Craig (@movieslikezoos) July 26, 2018
Pleased to hear Moura shone this morning. Like a new signing you could say. #thfc— Sean (@Tottingham_Sean) July 26, 2018
Nice run out last night. I’m expecting big things from Moura this season. #thfc— Lee (@LeeBow74) July 26, 2018
Moura better start with Son out for so long. Guys got bags of pace and talent and could become a top player for us #thfc— Sgt. Nicholas Angel (@PhilBleach) July 26, 2018
Said before and say it again Moura will develop into an important player this season especially with a good pre season under his belt and bidding for Zaha could be a waste of time when we already have a player of this quality already at the club #THFC #COYS— Paul Hughes (@tottenham1979) July 26, 2018
Said a few weeks ago Moura will feel like a new signing. Unplayable last night against very strong Roma side, showing exactly what he’s about. Very excited to watch him next season. Solid and sharp display from us. #COYS #THFC— George Lacey (@GeorgeLacey_) July 26, 2018