What Postecoglou said to Kane, Solomon surprises – 5 things discovered in Tottenham’s pre-season training

Dier out first

Eric Dier will be hoping to play a part in Tottenham’s second pre-season friendly of the summer on Sunday due to his absence in their opening game against West Ham. After undergoing surgery at the end of last season due to a long-term groin injury, the centre-back was one of seven players to miss out on the squad for the 3-2 defeat in Perth.

The England international, certainly keen to make an impact under new boss Ange Postecoglou, was the first out for Spurs’ morning training session in the Australian city. Greeted by the boss, who was waiting on the training ground, the pair shared a few quick words before the rest of the squad began to filter down and share a moment with Postecoglou before the start of training.

Joe Rodon and Djed Spence are also in the same boat as Dier at the moment as they were missing from the matchday 24 to face West Ham. Both needing court time to catch the eye of the head coach, the duo, both of whom were involved in trainingfingers crossed that an opportunity will come against Leicester City in Bangkok.

The speed of the training sessions

One thing that was noticeable in the double training session in Perth was the speed and intensity of Tottenham’s play. They impressed many on Tuesday with their exciting brand of attacking football under Postecoglou, despite the Australian only working with his squad for less than three weeks, and the Lilywhites are taking what they have learned in training and putting it into practice on the pitch.

It will no doubt please the former Celtic boss, but it is only the beginning of things to come from the 57-year-old and his players. There was a bit of play in training where Oliver Skipp was on the ball and running at Pedro Porro, with a member of the coaching staff constantly shouting ‘speed’ to encourage him to attack the full-back at full pace.

Postecoglou, who has been crying out for attacking and entertaining football for some time, is keen to deliver it to the Tottenham faithful.

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