Spurs player ratings from 3-3 draw with Seattle: Holtby impresses, as do several youngsters

Lewis Holtby

Mauricio Pochettino's first game in charge ended in a draw with MLS leaders Seattle Sounders, with Holtby, Soldado and Iago Falque all scoring for Spurs.

Brad Friedel 7/10 - The veteran made some good stops back in his home country, though was outfoxed by Gonzalo Pineda for the Seattle penalty, with the Mexican dinking it over him. No chance with the other two goals.

Kyle Naughton 6/10 - Did ok at fullback, but was also guilty of a couple of poor touches and passes during his 45 minutes on the pitch.

Michael Dawson 5/10 - One sloppy pass gifted Obafemi Martins a chance he should have scored from. Went on to concede a rather weak penalty after jumping too aggressively with a Seattle defender.

Zeki Fryers 5.5/10 - With Dawson struggling beside him, Fryers lacked the dominant figure to guide him through the game, and the youngster looked rusty as the Spurs defence gifted chances to the home side.

Danny Rose 6/10 - Arguably the best of Tottenham’s first half defenders, full of running as usual and managing to defend well enough while also getting forward.

Etienne Capoue 6/10 - Was a combative player for the visitors, though looked a little off the pace after returning from injury over the summer. Slipped as he tried to charge down Alonso for Seattle’s second.

Tom Carroll 7/10 - Started the move for Holtby’s goal with a great ball forward, and looked comfortable in this Spurs team. Very good with his passing.

Lewis Holtby 7.5/10 - Super run by the German to get on the end of Harry Kane’s cross, and the former Schalke man was one of the better and more threatening players for Tottenham.

Aaron Lennon 5/10 - Barely mentioned in his 45 minutes on the field.

Andros Townsend 6/10 - Seemed to be lacking the explosive pace he was full of last season, though coming back from a hamstring injury, it was sensible that he took it easy on Seattle’s artificial pitch.

Harry Kane 7/10 - The young striker dinked in an inch perfect cross to find Holtby for the opener, displaying the sort of class likely to convince Pochettino that he is a first team option.

Subs:

Ryan Fredericks (Naughton 45’) 5.5/10 - Did a decent job at right back after coming on for Naughton, though did lose his man for Seattle’s third goal.

Younes Kaboul (Dawson 45’) 6/10 - Was slow to come out and meet Alonso for the Sounder’s second goal, but tidied up well more than once, with the defence making fewer mistakes in the second half.

Milos Veljkovic (Rose 45’) 6/10 - The young Serb played fairly well alongside Kaboul - could he be the next Spurs prospect do come into the first team?

Ryan Mason (Capoue 63’) 6/10 - Has been at Spurs a long time, and this summer is likely to be the last chance he has to make an impact. Had a decent if unspectacular half hour on the pitch.

Iago Falque (Holtby 68’) 6.5/10 - The Spaniard missed a big chance with 15 minutes left as he skied a header from six yards out, but made up for it as he won a penalty late on and was then allowed to convert it by regular spot kick man Soldado.

Erik Lamela (Lennon 45’) 6.5/10 - It was only a pre-season friendly, but Lamela looked a little bit more confident than during his first season, and looked quick and capable on more than one occasion.

Cristian Ceballos (Townsend 45’) 7/10 - Looked bright after coming on at half-time, with quick feet and decent linkup play.

Roberto Soldado (Kane 45’) 6.5/10 - Great play by the Spaniard to flick the ball over a defender before getting floored when he was through on goal. Picked himself up to score from the spot.

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