Harry Kane being mobbed by his team mates after scoring the wonder goal to win the match. Photo: Sport Singapore
Tottenham Hotspur kicked off their pre-season campaign on Day 2 of the International Champions Cup in Singapore with a 3-2 victory against Juventus, after England captain Harry Kane scored a stunning goal from the halfway mark in added time at the National Stadium in Singapore on Sunday (July 21) evening.
The match was seemingly bound for a penalty shootout when Kane scored the wonder goal deep into injury time from the halfway line, bringing the entire house down.
"I think it was a great goal. Incredible for Harry. We are happy with the performance, but we are more happy that all the players finished (the match) with a good condition to continue training. Ndombele is a player that has the capacity to do well. But he has only spent a week with us. (His assist) is more than what I expected - because we were left with 15 minutes. But we do not want to expect too much as we know his talents and weaknesses. Step by step – we do not want to put too much pressure on him," said Spurs' manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Son Heung Min (on the ball) was a crowd favourite amongst the fans who turned up for the game at the National Stadium. Photo: Sport Singapore
But that was not all, as the eventful night turned out to be a treat for all 50,433 spectators. Familiar cheers of "Siii!" resonated through the stadium after a goal from Ronaldo which got even the Spurs' supporters celebrating together, while other goals from Lamela (30') and Moura (65') from Spurs, as well as Higuain (56') from Juventus, kept the crowd on an adrenaline high throughout the match.
Cristiano Ronaldo (with ball) accelerating past two Tottenham players during the match. Photo: Sport Singapore
Football fan Gabriel Goh, who attended the match with his family, said: "Kane's goal at the end was just magic. I loved this match, and it was a great game for the pre-season."