After a 3-3 draw with Seattle Sounders in their opening game of their North American tour, Spurs recorded a 3-2 victory over Toronto which was sealed by two goals from record signing Erik Lamela. The Argentine’s brace gave us a 2-0 lead going into the break and although the Canadians rallied to draw level, a strike from Andros Townsend sealed the win.
After the match, new Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino praised his team while reserving a special mention for the two goal Lamela.
“I’m very pleased because we had a very good performance and another 90 minutes to improve and learn our new style,” he said.
“We work hard in the training sessions and that’s what we need to show in the games. The result isn’t the most important thing, but how the squad improves.
“It was an also opportunity to play in front of our supporters in Toronto so yes, overall, I’m very happy.”
Turning to the match winner, Mauricio added,
“We expect a lot from him, he’s an unbelievable player,”
“He needs to show us that he deserves to play, but at the moment we are happy with his performance.”
The game was also notable for the first appearance in a Spurs shirt by new signing Ben Davies. The team now move on to tackle Chicago this Sunday.