5-0 Roma route has Spurs fans licking lips

SPURS FANS must be licking their lips in anticipation of the big kick off after seeing their team complete their impressive pre-season preparations with a five-star performance to thrash Roma 5-0 at the Lane on Sunday, writes Patrick Mooney. David Bentley

SPURS FANS must be licking their lips in anticipation of the big kick off after seeing their team complete their impressive pre-season preparations with a five-star performance to thrash Roma 5-0 at the Lane on Sunday, writes Patrick Mooney.

David Bentley scored twice on his home debut - as did the in-form Darren Bent - as the Seria A side were totally outplayed.

Aaron Lennon was Tottenham's other scorer in front of a near capacity crowd of 35,841.

Meanwhile, Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul is set to sign for Portsmouth today (Monday) after agreeing personal terms.

The 22-year-old, who has been told he is surplus to requirements at the Lane, will sign a four-year deal subject to passing a medical.

Kaboul joined Spurs for around £8m from Auxerre last July, but only made 19 Premier League starts.