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23 July 2017

Christian Eriksen is by far Tottenham’s best player, Vincent Janssen needs to step up and Neymar would turn PSG into contenders

TOTTENHAM came from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain in a thrilling friendly in Orlando on Saturday.

Christian Eriksen, Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane all netted in a 4-2 victory for Spurs over the French side.

Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring against PSG in Orlando
Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring against PSG in Orlando
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It was a perfect start to Tottenham’s tour of the US and they face Roma and Manchester City in their next two Stateside fixtures.

Here are five things we learnt from the clash at Camping World Stadium in Florida.

Thank Christ

NO matter who Tottenham buy this summer, Christian Eriksen will still be their best and most important player.

His first-half goal was a beauty right out of the top drawer.

Eriksen is usually so good at picking a pass when 30 yards from goal, but this time he put his foot through one and crashed it in off the underside of the bar.

Kevin Trapp was helpless to prevent Christian Eriksen's shot from finding the top corner
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Kevin Trapp was helpless to prevent Christian Eriksen’s shot from finding the top corner[/caption]

Space for Neym

SINCE Zlatan left, PSG have lacked a certain X-Factor up front.

Edinson Cavani looked good and scored a goal, as did Javier Pastore, and the French side also had Angel Di Maria on the bench.

But imaging what Neymar could bring to this team. His presence would turn a dangerous attack into a lethal one and make PSG legitimate Champions League contenders.

Edinson Cavani slots home for PSG during the first half against Tottenham
Edinson Cavani slots home for PSG during the first half against Tottenham
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Neymar was in excellent form during Barcelona's friendly against Juventus
Neymar was in excellent form during Barcelona’s friendly against Juventus
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Open the chequebook

TOTTENHAM will need to spend this summer to compete both domestically and in Europe.

The match in Orlando featured a number of youngsters including Cameron Carter-Vickers, Kyle Walker-Peters and Tashan Oakley-Boothe.

Spurs don’t have the strength in depth that their biggest rivals have with pretty much all of their fellow top-six making big-name signings this summer.

Kyle Walker-Peters in action during the game against PSG in Orlando on Saturday
Kyle Walker-Peters in action during the game against PSG in Orlando on Saturday
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Target Jan

VINCENT JANSSEN was largely ineffectual in the first 45 minutes before coming off at the break.

Harry Kane was introduced in the second half and he made an impact almost straight away as he forced Kevin Trapp into an error that saw him sent off.

Kane will be crucial for Spurs’ hopes of silverware this season, but it’s time for Janssen to step up and help too.

Vincent Janssen unleashes a shot on goal during the first half
Vincent Janssen unleashes a shot on goal during the first half
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Surprise, surprise

IT came as no surprise to many Twitter users that PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp was sent off in an exhibition game.

Referee Ted Unkel came in for some stick on social media for flashing his red card in Orlando.

Unkel is known for flashing his cards in the MLS, and Twitter was lively after his sending off decision.

PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp is shown a red card by Ted Unkel
PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp is shown a red card by Ted Unkel
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