However, Bayer Leverkusen always looked a threat on the break and David Button made three fine saves before the third goal from Alexander Riss five minutes from time.
Coach Alex reported: "It was a fantastic learning experience for us. It's not often we're dominated but we found ourselves with our backs to the wall against a very good team and had a different set of problems to solve.
"Having said that, I felt we stepped up in the second half and did much better, although they were always dangerous on the break."
Spurs U18s: Button, Smith (Mtandari, 46), Hughton, Archibald-Henville (Hutchins, 42), Mills, Dervite (Archibald-Henville, 73), Fraser-Allen (Medley, 71), Lewis, Pekhart (Olsen, 21), Livermore, Hutton. Unused sub: Stroud.
Alex Inglethorpe believes our Academy will benefit from the experience of Wednesday's friendly against their counterparts from Bayer Leverkusen.The lads lost 3-1 at Bayer Leverkusen's training ground. The home side took a 2-0 lead in the first half through Tervik Kose and Slobodan Lakicevic but we responded well in the second half as Jake Livermore reduced the deficit just after the hour.