Tottenham ran out 1-0 winners over Birmingham City in Saturday’s pre-season friendly thanks to Steven Bergwijn’s late winner.

Here are five things we learned from the game.

1. We still don’t know Gedson’s best position

Gedson Fernandes continues to be a strange signing for Spurs, given that Jose Mourinho doesn’t quite know what to do with him.

The midfielder has played at right-back during pre-season but today started in an attacking role – he hasn’t convinced in either position.

2. The same goes for Sessegnon

Sessegnon probably has a bigger future in north London that Gedson, but we’re not really any closer to discovering his best position either.

He looked OK on the wing in the first half and at left-back in the second half, but didn’t do enough to suggest he should be pushing for a starting spot on that flank.

3. Jack Clarke needs a loan

Jack Clarke played for over an hour and impressed in moments, but the former Leeds United youngster clearly needs another loan.

Spells with Leeds and QPR didn’t go well for him last season – hopefully the club can find him a better temporary home this term.

4. Harvey White takes a mean free-kick

Young midfielder Harvey White has stood out during pre-season, if only for his ability from set-pieces.

Eric Dier missed a couple of headed chances from dangerous White free-kicks, which should prove useful to Spurs’ Under-23s or perhaps a loan club this season.

5. Bergwijn can be a lethal finisher

The unerring accuracy of Steven Bergwijn winning goal was reminiscent of his debut strike against Manchester City.

With time and more opportunities created by his teammates, the Dutchman could become lethal in Tottenham’s attack and chip in with plenty of goals.



  1. Gedson’s best position would be send him back where he came from, simple not good enough.
    Sess needs a loan badly, he needs to play regular football, and just can’t see him delivering the quality on a consistent basis in a spurs shirt at the present time.

  2. I watched the second half of the game and was bored senseless.

    We seem to have far too many average players. Apart from the talented Son, Lo Celso, Alderweireld, Foyth (potential) and Kane, all the rest are just functional players that just follow what they are told and go through the motions.

    Spurs are lacking a really creative flair player.

  3. Agree that Gedson and Sess are not good enough and I can’t see either of them cementing a future at Tottenham. Doherty will be good on the right, but we still need a commanding centre half and a Harry stand in to compete for silverware…


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