Spurs player ratings from 2-0 win over Chicago - Holtby and Lamela again impressive

Tottenham wrapped up their North American tour with a fairly comfortable win, with an early goal from Harry Kane and late Aaron Lennon strike sealing the result.

Below are the player ratings from the game in Chicago:

Brad Friedel 6.5/10 - Very little for the US veteran to do, but saved well from Watson’s long range effort. Also kept out Duka in the second half.

Kyle Walker 5.5/10 - The England right back continued to look rusty for Spurs, also committing a couple of fouls as he struggled to dominate his flank.

Michael Dawson 6/10 - First touch was a sloppy clearance, and was also done for pace a couple of times, but did make more than one impressive clearance. Better in the second half.

Milos Velkjovic 6/10 - Another encouraging performance by the young Serb, who was alert and quick enough to mop up on a couple of occasions.

Danny Rose 6.5/10 - Put in a decent performance having seen his chances of first team football dip with Davies’ arrival. Several strong tackles well executed. Enjoyed a decent battle with Fire fullback Lovel Palmer. Booked.

Etienne Capoue 6.5/10 - The Frenchman took a knock midway trough the half, and struggled in possession and with his closing down after that. Surprisingly reappeared for the second half and gradually began to dominate the Chicago midfield. Sneaked a strong score after an improved last 20 minutes. Booked.

Ryan Mason 6.5/10 - Arguably the side’s best passer throughout the first half, with the Spurs graduate spreading a couple of pinpoint crosses out wide, and did well as he was given the full 90 minutes.

Lewis Holtby 7/10 - Typically bullish play to rob possession from the Chicago defence, with the German then unselfishly squaring for Kane for an easy finish. Pochettino’s pressing game really suits his style of play though was also guilty of some loose passes during the opening half.

Andros Townsend 5.5/10 - Failed to turn a couple of promising moments into shots on goal, the weakest of Tottenham’s attacking players in the first half.

Erik Lamela 7/10 - Some decent touches early on but did struggle initially to do real damage from his attacking positions. Finally registered a shot on target in the 30th minute that forced Sean Johnson into a flying save. Improved after that, and hit another shot from distance that Johnson had to turn round the post.

Harry Kane 6.5/10 - Simple finish from the 20-year-old after Holtby chased down possession. Did miss a good chance to put Townsend through on goal later on in the half.


Kyle Naughton (46’ for Walker) 6/10 - Also guilty of some sloppy play to gift possession to the home side, but marginally stronger than Walker.

Ben Davies (46’ for Rose) 6/10 - Blasted a shot wide early on in the second half, and had a bit of a tougher game than he did against Toronto.

Aaron Lennon (46’ for Townsend) 6.5/10 - Again struggled to influence the game from his left wing spot. Switched to the right once Falque came on and saw a little more action. Used his pace well to run down the late long ball that led to his goal.

Christian Eriksen (46’ for Lamela) 6/10 - Was a threat coming forward after he replaced Lamela, but lacked the Argentine’s shooting skills. Just failed to net the third after being put through on goal.

Roberto Soldado (46’ for Kane) 6/10 - Did ok, much like the other two games on the tour, stood still when he came wide for possession. Though he seems to be moving to look for the ball more than last season, still wasn’t mobile enough in moving into space.

Iago Falque (64’ for Holtby) 5/10 - Seemed to link up reasonably well with Soldado on a couple of occasions. Had a late shot saved.

Luke McGee (77’ for Friedel) 5/10 - Came on for his tour debut, with the young goalkeeper replacing Friedel.

Ryan Fredericks (80’ for Velkjovic) 5.5/10 - Got some late minutes, and looked quick and dangerous down the right wing.

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