[OMT] ICC Tue July 31 2018, Tottenham v AC Milan F.C. K.O. 20:35 EST

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  1. USspur Well-Known Member

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    KWP at RB, hallejfcukinglejuha

    Will be a good test for a lot of these young players, starting from the off.
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    Anyone know if the game is on in the US?

    Never mind, ESPN3
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    espn news
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    ESPN 3 is tennis
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    the link says espn3, but the stream behind it is espn news with Spurs v AC Milan.
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    I have it on ESPN3 in Spanish.
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    Eyoma looked good. Never even heard of him. Skipp was terrific again. Gazzaniga great. Some others pretty uneven.
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    The midfield 3 of Amos, Skipp, and Marsh ran the show for most of the game

    Excellent play from them, very encouraging
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    Very encouraging, considering that may be this years midfield right there. I thought Amos played a bunch of loose balls but he's played a lot this week. Other two real good.
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    They’d probably play even better with the regular first team around them.

    Even just 1 out of the three could handle the pressure of the PL.

    They all do the things that Poch likes on his players. They move the ball quickly, the pressed well, and for how young they are it didn’t look like their first time playing for the club
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    Normally I don't care about team performance in these games, but I do have to mention that this Spurs team worked it socks off tonight in a friendly, which I greatly appreciate. I thought Amos and Skipp really looked good. Skipp is only 17 and could really have a bright future.

    KWP was certainly much better than in the prior 2 matches, but he's nowhere near good enough defensively. His positioning error in stoppage time (standing a good 5 yards ahead of his man who was onside) should've led to a goal. He makes those errors consistently in every game I've ever seen him play in. It's really a pity because he's quite dangerous offensively, with great pace and passing ability. But at this point in time, I not only don't think he's ready to play for Spurs, I don't think he's ready to play PL football. He needs a loan to the Championship where he can get game time and learn proper positioning, which is something that is eminently coachable.
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    My thoughts from my decent seats at the match.

    Georgiou was our best attacking option for most of the first half. I can’t help but be impressed with how direct and athletic he is. He had two good pick outs last match to show some end product which is good, but most who watch the youth teams play a lot say that he maybe lacks a bit in that department. I think he looks a real threat at times.

    Again Amos was very very good.
    Skipp looked pretty darn good this game as well. To be honest he was the player I was looking forward to seeing most this pre-season next to Foyth, and KWP. He had one poor giveaway that could have led to more, but at 17 his confidence on the ball and defensive work rate is exceptional.

    Thank goodness Nkoudou scored again. Hopefully someone will want to buy him now....
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    Amos gave the ball away fairly dreadfully three times in the second half. Even my wife who doesn't know much commented on it.

    Our youngsters held their own, but I don't think any of them are ready for first team action...not yet at least. I will say their desire and energy was impressive.

    GKN was by far MOTM for me.
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    Agree with most of that. Amos was in there pitching but he did make a lot of mistakes. I'm not sure if it was mental or physical. Skipp was massive but I'd worry about throwing him into the PL prematurely. I'm afraid he'd get hurt one way or another and he's too good to waste that way.

    GKN has impressed again. It's all about attitude for him. If he can grow up and start working, during games but more importantly during the practice week, he can be a good player for us. In short he needs to stop being Edwards bud and concentrate on being a player. That said he missed the chance to totally steal the show. Second time in on goal he didn't score. He made a decent shot, but he probably could have rounded the keeper and made sure. Then at the end of the game Eriksen put him through and he fumbled it.
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    One of those club interviews with three of the young players from the game. Nice relaxed well spoken young guys I think.

    Once again I'll say that Eyoma was a revelation to me. I didn't know a thing about him. I had to keep looking twice to make sure it wasn't Sanchez with the ball.

    Young trio on 'invaluable experience' against Milan
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    That's because the tournament is sponsored by a beer company, so anyone under 21 cannot be man of the match. Not sure why, but that was the excuse why Pulisic couldn't be MoM after Dortmund demolished Liverpool
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    News to me that Nkoudou is under 21
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    Nkoudou is clearly better than Sissoko. He can receive and pass the ball, turn and move. We were so much better once Sissoko came off against Barca. Is this really a compliment though?
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    How did Gazzaniga look? I only got to see the last 5 minutes
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    He looked good.
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    Personally I thought he was terrific. I'm a fan of Vorm and I think Spurs should erect a statue for him when he leaves for faithful service and sacrifice. Not a big one but maybe a five inch one. But I think Gazzaniga is better. He may even be better than Lloris. Anyway I'd certainly trust him.
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    I couldn't believe how FAST GKN is. Holy crap. Blazing speed. And never stopped running. Nearly intercepted long balls from their goalie countless times. His strike was also a lovely goal. MOTM
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    ...GKNs speed is indeed impressive - his goal was a thing of beauty in how set up the defender and keeper perfectly and then picked his spot...not sure if he is the best fit for Spurs, though, based on the sum of his appearances - may want to sell high...
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    He's just really inconsistent though. Hard to know what you will get out of him
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    He can also be really ponderous on the ball. We've all seen him dick around for a while before trying to blaze past his man. It works sometimes, but I'm not sure it's a great style for Spurs given his passing end product is not that great.
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