Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 with Barcelona in the club’s latest pre-season friendly in the US, with Spurs beaten 5-3 on penalties after the final whistle.

While a host of the club’s main players have not travelled for the tour after their exploits in the World Cup, the games in America have allowed Mauricio Pochettino the chance to field fringe and young players.

One of those to get an opportunity in recent times has been Anthony Georgiou, with the Tottenham man coming off the bench against Barcelona on Sunday.

The versatile 21-year-old is highly rated at the club and is being tipped to follow in the footsteps of a host of other graduates of the youth system and become a first-team star.

Georgiou was unlucky against Barcelona, with the Tottenham youngster the man to miss the decisive spot kick and grant the Catalans victory on penalties.

Despite this, the Spurs fans have been full of praise for the Cyprus international’s performance on Twitter, with the supporters excited about the prospect of the Lewisham-born man’s potential.

With pace to burn, a positive attitude and composure on the ball, Tottenham could well have a real star of the future on their hands – but a potential loan stint in the Football League in 2018-19 seems like the next step in his evolution.

The Spurs fans praised Georgiou on Twitter after the Barcelona game – here are the best tweets.