Pre-season always seems to throw up some ridiculous outcomes – and Tottenham’s game against Inter Milan was no different.
Spurs were beaten 4-3 on penalties in their final friendly before the real thing gets underway next Saturday after Stefano Sensi cancelled out Lucas Moura’s fine early strike.
And as these International Champions Cup games go, penalties were required to sort out a winner.
Christian Eriksen missed his second spot-kick of the week before Paulo Gazzaniga produced more heroics to deny Inter’s George Pușcaș from 12-yards.
Heung Min Son converted Spurs’ third penalty before Georges-Kevin Nkoudou stepped up for the hosts and given how his career in North London has panned out, no one could have predicted what came next.
The Frenchman strolled up and confidently chipped down the middle, completely fooling the Inter goalkeeper – producing a cheeky Panenka on what is likely to his first and last appearance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as a home player.
It rounds off a pretty productive week for Nkoudou, who also claimed a lovely assist against Bayern Munich, and if he does end his nightmare at Spurs this week, he has certainly finished on a high.
— Joe Davis-Hedges (@jjoehedges) August 4, 2019