Tottenham Hotspur’s have headed out to the United States for their pre-season tour.
Tottenham Hotspur’s pre-season preparations are really set to kickstart as they head out to the United States today in order to play in the International Champions Cup.
Spurs take on Roma, Barcelona and AC Milan in San Diego, Pasadena and Minneapolis respectively, and will be hoping to gear up for the new Premier League season, which begins in less than three weeks.
Tottenham have already beaten Southend United and Brentford at Hotspur Way, but these higher-profile friendlies will give manager Pochettino food for thought ahead of the new season.
Today, Tottenham named their squad for their trip to the States, and a number of inclusions and exclusions have caught the eye of Spurs fans on Twitter.
The likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris are missing having been in late World Cup runs, and whilst fans knew they would be missing, others are a little surprising.
Fans have taken to Twitter to share their confusion at the omissions of teenagers Reo Griffiths and Marcus Edwards, with some feeling that Edwards’ Spurs career may already be over.
Others can’t believe that there no new signings on the plan to America, suggesting that Jack Grealish and Wilfried Zaha – Pochettino’s top targets according to the Daily Mail – should have been signed up by now.
Some are raging at there being no signings and believe Pochettino will be furious, whilst some think that Joshua Onomah and Vincent Janssen are set for the exit after being left out of the squad, with some hope that the young talents on the plane can step up where new signings should have been brought in.
Where’s Zaha— (@THFC_99) July 22, 2018
No Reo Griffiths is hella disappointing. What’s the lad gotta do?!— Gertrude Englebert (@Dedicated_Mole) July 22, 2018
No Janssen or Onomah tada then— Ryan Marshall (@HorseMarshall) July 22, 2018
Can’t see Grealish and Zaha on there lads— Sam (@Heisenberg42) July 22, 2018
Poch not rushing things with Griffiths then.— Spud’sy (@spursyspud) July 22, 2018
forgot jack grealish have we?— Kai Edmead-Mckie (@KaiiAV) July 22, 2018
Looks like Edwards Spurs career is over before it begun— Ryan (@Ryan_1882) July 22, 2018
Marcus Edwards is done ain’t he— Jay Field (@jayfieldy) July 22, 2018
You know, would be nice to get some sales and signings – but what if, what if, and perhaps even better, a squad player or youth team player comes up and happily surprises everyone ?? #COYS #opportunity— nahdi abbas (@nabbas68) July 22, 2018
Save on the air miles and don’t bother going, won’t learn nothing from that squad. May as well stay at home and in house games. So much for getting players in before we head off, Poch must be fuming as are we #levyd #Levy #COYS #thfc— Lee OJ Simpson (@LeeSimpson5) July 22, 2018