The majority of Tottenham’s first team squad took to the field for the first time last night as a strong side finally defeated a battling Stevenage outfit. Both goals came in the second half from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Yago Falque but it was the Icelander’s striker which seemed to grab the headlines.

Gylfi arrived from Hoffenheim earlier this month but as a goalscoring midfielder, he established more of a reputation while on loan at Swansea last season.

‘It was very nice to get a goal but I think the most important thing is getting used to playing football again,’ Gylfi said after the game.

‘It’s always nice to score – it probably would have been better to score in the Premier League – but it was good to get my first goal of the season and it will give me confidence for the next couple of weeks.

‘I’m off the mark, but in a friendly it doesn’t really matter. There’s no point scoring in the friendlies if you don’t score in the league, so as long as I’m getting close to full fitness, and getting fitter and stronger every week, that’s the most important thing.’

So Sigurdsson was quick to emphasise that it was just a friendly but anyone watching couldn’t be faulted for hoping that our new signing can supply more than his fair share of goals when the season starts for real.



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