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Malaysia XI 1-2 Spurs - Mauricio's verdict

Posted on 27 May 2015  - 17:10

Mauricio Pochettino took positives from the performance of our younger players as we beat a Malaysia XI 2-1 to lift the AIA Cup in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

Josh Onomah in action against the Malaysia XI on WednesdayHarry Kane scores the winning goalBenji Stambouli shields the ball

Harry Kane struck both goals to topple a spirited Malaysian team at the Shah Alam Stadium.

Indeed, the home team levelled Harry’s 19th-minute opener just after the half-hour but the man of the moment was there again to provide a deadly finish to another Tom Carroll assist, the goal that proved the winner.

“It was a difficult game,” said Mauricio. “The conditions were tough, it’s not easy to play in this weather, very hot, very humid on the pitch, the players were also a little tired after the travelling but I think we’re happy.

“We’ve done some good things, the young players did well and it was a great experience for us.

“It’s been a good opportunity for the youngsters to play and train with the first team and that’s important because they are the future of the club.”