Real Madrid's pre-season struggles with loss to Tottenham

  • Wednesday 31, July 2019 11:00 AM
  • Real Madrid's pre-season struggles with loss to Tottenham
Sharjah24 – AFP: Real Madrid's disastrous pre-season continued on Tuesday as they lost 1-0 to Tottenham in Munich.
"Our defeat was well deserved," Real midfielder Tony Kroos told German TV after the match. It's true that we're not quite in good shape."

Harry Kane scored the only goal of the game with a deft finish after pouncing on a disastrous pass by Marcello, who was trying to prevent a throw in, after 22 minutes.

Humiliated 7-3 last week by Atletico Madrid, Real could thank goalkeeper Keylor Navas, starting in place of injured Thibaut Courtois, for preventing a heavier against an enterprising and more aggressive Spurs team.

Madrid survived some goalmouth scares in the first half. After the break, Dele Alli went close twice and 17-year-old Troy Parrott hit the inside of the post.

Zinedine Zidane's team have conceded 13 goals and lost three of their four warm-up games.

Zidane's men then travel to Austria to face Salzburg on August 6, then to Italy for a match against AS Rome, the last friendly before the starting the Spanish league away to Celta Vigo on August 17.