Which Tottenham Players Impressed Against Schalke?


Which Tottenham players impressed in the final match against FC Schalke 04. Spurs completed their pre-season preparations undefeated and enjoyed a comfortable win over their German opponents.

A number of Tottenham players impressed at White Hart Lane on Saturday. Some of them are squad players who many of us expected to be on their way out of Spurs and have been linked with moves away from the club.

Which Tottenham Players Impressed?

Kyle Naughton: he is not everyone’s favourite player but he played well and has provided covered for Kyle Walker at right-back since last March. With uncertainty over Walker’s recovery from the injury which took him out of the England World Cup squad, Naughton may be required to fill that role at the start of the season.

Danny Rose: he was expected to be replaced at left-back by new signing Ben Davies. Having been given a new 5-year contract, however, Tottenham obviously see value in keeping him and on the basis of his first-half performance against Schalke, he will be in the team against West Ham. Rose looked comfortable in the role within the team while Davies looked uncertain.

Mr Tottenham (Mr_Tottenham) tweeted his thoughts on Danny Rose after his display against Schalke.

"Rose actually played quite well for a change too!! Maybe new competition for his place has changed things for the better. That or fluke"

Eric Dier: he made his Tottenham debut and was very composed in the centre of the defence. The 20-year-old showed good positional sense and his distribution from the back was accurate. He was strong in defence and made a good impression in his first match. There will be tougher challenges ahead but depending on fitness issues around other central defenders, Dier looks like a player who could step into the team when required.

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Team91KiX (@Team91KiX) tweeted his appreciation of Eric Dier’s contribution and Spurs transfer business,

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Lewis Holtby: he brought his usual enthusiasm and commitment all around the pitch against his former club. He was involved creatively and also breaking into the penalty and but for a point-blank save would have put Spurs ahead. Three minutes later he provided the cross from which Emmanuel Adebayor scored.

His all-round commitment brought a couple of over-zealous challenges which would have received much greater censure had it been a Premier League game.

Me Me Mr G (@gico1972) tweeted his support for Lewis Holtby starting in the team next weekend.

Aaron Lennon: he played on the left but was pushing forward behind the defence on a number of occasions and was incorrectly given off-side when clean through just before the interval. He worked hard in pressing players when Spurs didn’t have possession and then looked to get forward quickly.

Andrew Snellettino (@Snellytheyid) tweeted,

Andros Townsend: he replaced Lennon at half-time and with his pace troubled the Schalke defenders. He delivered a number of crosses into the area and it was from his powerful shot that Roberto Soldado was able to add the second goal. He was denied a goal by a good save late in the game.

Overall, it was a pleasing performance and a good way to round off the pre-season. The players showed great commitment throughout the game.

sahil (lalaeriklamela) tweeted,