Tottenham Hotspur may not have a majority of their first team yet available but they still had their first friendly of the season drawing 1-1 against Leyton Orient.
Despite missing more than a dozen first-team players new Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach Nuno Espirito Santo saw more than 20 Spurs in action against Leyton Orient on Saturday. Santo used a mix of senior players and academy lads in the first half. Those players left with Spurs up 0-1. However, after swapping out all 10 field players – substitute Alfie Whiteman had already come on at half-time – Tottenham gave up an equalizer and split the spoils of the JE3 Foundation Trophy.
Saturday saw a lot of youth and a lot of goodwill at The Breyer Group Stadium in London but not necessarily a ton of good football. There were some bright spots and some questionable moments but mostly it was a chance for NES and his staff to examine the players and help inform Fabio Paratici on the business to come. With an eye toward evaluation in mind, we take a look at the winners and losers from Tottenham’s friendly draw with Leyton Orient.