Our prediction for this match:
Roma kick-off their International Champions Cup campaign with a game against Tottenham Hotspur at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium. The Romans will be without first-choice goalkeeper Alisson, who joined Liverpool earlier this summer, but the Serie A side are definitely capable of making life difficult for Spurs. Tottenham start their preparations for the 2018/2019 Premier League campaign and they surely want to prove their worth in Thursday’s football match against Roma. Coach Mauro Pochettino will rest star players at the American tour, but it has to be noted that Christian Eriksen made the 25-made squad. Anyhow, seeing that Spurs will be without the likes of Harry Kane and Delle Alli in Thursday’s football match, we are tempted to put our money on the Giallorossi. When the two teams met at the 2017 International Champions Cup Roma recorded a 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Highlighted Player (Daniele De Rossi):
Daniele De Rossi is one of the most impressive products of Roma’s youth academy. De Rossi played as a striker at the start of his career, but he has since developed into one of world’s leading holding midfielders. The Italian footballer plays as a centre back as well and he has been a part of Roma since 2001.
De Rossi was born on 24 July, 1983 in the capital of Italy and he has 16 caps for Italy U21 team. The Roma midfielder won the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Italy as they defeated France in the title game. De Rossi is well known for his tackling, vision, brilliant passing and awareness and he is capable of reading the game.
The Italian footballer made 24 appearances for Roma in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign and he represented Italy at the 2016 European Championship finals. However, the Azzurri failed to record a good result at the tournament in France as they were beaten by Germany in the quarter-finals.
Highlighted Team (Tottenham Hotspur):
Tottenham Hotspur are a professional football club based in North London. Spurs host their rivals at White Hart Lane and the capacity of the stadium is 36,284. Tottenham won the Premier League (First Division) trophy in 1950/1951 and 1960/1961 and despite producing terrific displays in the 2015/2016 campaign Mauro Pochettino’s team eventually finished the season in third place in the standings.
Tottenham’s bitter rivals are Arsenal, but Chelsea and West Ham United are regarded as the team’s fierce opponents as well. Spurs have won eight FA Cup trophies, with the team also lifting the 1962/1963 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup title.
Tottenham Hotspur hammered Atletico Madrid in the final of the competition back then (5-1). The likes of David Ginola, Sol Campbell, Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann, Gary Lineker, Luka Modric, Robbie Keane and Gareth Bale are star players that used to play for the White Hart Lane outfit in the past. The colour of Tottenham Hotspur’s home kit is white.