Results for Spurs vs Schalke

VIDEO highlights - Rose outplays Davies

8:47 pm
A pleasant game on a pleasant early evening, colourful clothing, have always liked the blue and yellow, a decent result and everyone leaves happy.

Tottenham 2 Schalke 0
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Naughton, Dier, Kaboul (Fryers 79), Rose (Davies 46); Bentaleb (Carroll 75), Holtby (Ceballos 84); Eriksen (Sandro 68), Lamela (Kane 46), Lennon (Townsend 46); Adebayor (Soldado 46)
Subs not used: Friedel, Fredericks, Veljkovic
Goals: Adebayor 29, Soldado 66

These games are about fitness and improving touch, leaning a new system but also let's not forget the season is a week away, if you are not ready now you won't be ready in a week. The game though is also to learn things, to give debuts to new boys to help them settle.

We learned a few things today. In a match up between Danny Rose and Ben Davies, Rose came out as comfortably the better player, I'm not saying he is, but today he was. Rose was Man of the Match in the first-half, he defended well, showed some good passing, one touch, speed, attacking, he had an excellent 45 mins.

Ben Davies on the other hand put in an adequate performance, competent but in the last 15 minutes he was pretty poor, which isn't down to tiredness as he only played 45 minutes. Obviously he is a better player than he showed today.

Eric Dier had an excellent game and we look to have picked up a bargain. I have banged on we need this boy for two years on Facebook and then on here, today he showed us why. He is a talent to work with and we can give him Europa League time and ease him gently into Premier League action. A season of learning and adjusting for him but he can be our centre-half for the next 10 years if he stays.

Younes Kaboul is back to his old self, not the quality old self but the mistake prone old self. He is good but he s good with mistakes now, just the way he used to be. The time has come to move him on as with only a year left on his contract this will be our last chance to get a fee for him. Where we want to be is at a level above him now and he isn't worth a new contract.

An incident after 70 minutes summed him up. We had a free kick and he stuidly played it to a man with two opponents around him, he had no passing options, lost the ball and they created a chance from that they should have scored. That all came from our free-kick. Two minutes after that Naughton is clearing the dander and Kaboul comes back to get in the way which could easily have resulted in an own goal. That'snot unlucky it's simply bad defending, a lack of awareness, it's not good enough and it's what he was doing last season.

The trouble is Chiriches isn't playing, Dawson is injured and Vertonghen had a tough World Cup, the centre-back area still remains a huge concern. This season looks to be a season of muddle through before buying again in the winter or next summer transfer window.

Adebayor is trying to get his fitness after malaria but he still has to start over Soldado. Both link well with teammates, Soldado perhaps even offers more in that respect and can play higher quality balls, but their job is to score goals.

Adebayor one chance one goal, Soldado two glorious chances no goals and scores from an excellent reaction header that arguably Adebayor wouldn't have. His confidence is a concern, he needed pre-season goals to help settle it and they haven't really been there. A penalty, a blocked shot and a goal off the rebound that hits him pius a reaction header. He'll be consigned to back up striker and what will that do his confidence again, we'll have to wait and see how he copes this time, but it's a worry.

Hotlby advanced his case, as did Bentaleb, Naughton played well, Lennon had another good 45 and we look better with Lamela right and Eriksen in the middle.

An incident in the first half showed why for me, their wide man beat Naughton and simply skipped past Eriksen, fortunately Kaboul cut the cross out but Eriksen out wide is a liability, he was last season, nothing has changed there, when he swapped and went central we looked stronger as a unit.

Lamela does the defensive stuff as well, yet still offers going forward and cuts out the wide problem we had last season, moving Eriksen from one side to the other simply make the right side weak instead of the left side.

Roll on next week when hopefully Hugo Lloris will have had a shave and Tottenham win without having to worry about any close shaves.

VIDEO highlights - Rose outplays Davies VIDEO highlights - Rose outplays Davies Reviewed by THBlogNews on 8:47 pm Rating: 5

The Schalke lineup Spurs might go for

10:30 am
It's that time of your again where every armchair manager puts down their games console, or whatever it is you guys use for these things, and starts picking their team for the upcoming game.

Spurs v Schalke

Our final pre-season friendly is against Bundesliga side Schalke at 5.30pm UK time. Last Saturday in Germany they drew 0-0 with our first opponents in the Premier League West Ham and the following day in the same pre-season tournament lost 3-1 to Newcastle United. On Tuesday they drew 1-1 with Bocham, while their early games in pre-season were an 11-1 win against DJK Rosenheim and a 2-1 victory over Stoke City.

They finished second in their Champions League group behind Chelsea before being knocked out by champions Real Madrid in the last 16. In their domestic league they finished third.

Being the last warm up game before West Ham next Saturday Pochettino will want his first XI on the pitch at some point for at least a half. He will also want to give time to players who may still be challenging for certain positions, potentially some time to World Cup players we haven't seen yet or players like Walker if he is returning from injury.

The majority of the side we probably all know but there are a couple of spots probably open to debate.

Hugo Lloris
Kyle Naughton Michael Dawson Jan Vertonghen Ben Davies
Etienne Capoue Nabil Bentaleb
Erik Lamela Christian Eriksen Aaron Lennon
Emmanuel Adebayor

I would expect to see Lloris start and Michel Vorm probably get 45 minutes as well in front of home fans. It would help him settle at the club to get a warm reception from the fans, it is always nice to be wanted, even for a professional footballer.

Kyle Walker seems not to have made the recovery from injury this summer that we would have hoped and as he didn't figure against Celtic at all looks highly unlikely to start the season next week so Kyle Naughton fills the berth.

There will be great debate as to who plays alongside Vertonghen, we could see Michael Dawson there, assuming he is fit, if not then Younes Kaboul but I have my doubts we will see Chiriches in a Spurs shirt again. New boy Eric Dier is also sure to get time which leaves Zeki Fryers as fifth choice. If however we have decided that Younes Kaboul is definitely leaving then the four centre-backs we use may be Dawson, Vertonghen, Dier and Fryers.

Our two left-backs, Ben Davies and Danny Rose are sure to get 45 minutes each, this time of the season is not the time to annoy Danny Rose by leaving him sat on a bench. Pochettino will want to show them they are still fighting for a starting slot.

Etinne Capoue is our first choice defensive midfielder it seems, with a toss up between Mason and Bentaleb possibly for the West Ham game so whoever gets the nod in the 'first team' today will start then I expect.

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Paulinho needs a rest, as probably does Dembele, but we have Sandro as well to take over from Capoue, he seems to be his understudy in most pre-season games so far.

Ahead of them are the three we have been picking, more game time together to get them ready with the understudies Holtby, Kane and Townsend coming on again to take over.

Up front Adebayor will I expect be starting the first league game so he'll be in the main side with Soldado taking over for a half. All in all it will be very much as it was against Celtic, it's just a question of which half you play the first team in.

If we start playing World Cup players we are, as Arsene Wenger says, risking them getting injured through fatigue in October and missing a chunk of the season, better to rest them now and use the squad for the first couple of games.

The Schalke lineup Spurs might go for The Schalke lineup Spurs might go for Reviewed by THBlogNews on 10:30 am Rating: 5

Your country TV Listings Tottenham Hotspur vs Schalke 04

9:30 am

Your country TV listing Tottenham Hotspur vs Schalke 04

Wherever you are in the world you can catch the Tottenham Hotspur vs Schalke 04 international club friendly taking place at White Hart Lane on Saturday August 9th at 17.30hrs BST.

This is the final warm up game for Tottenham before the Premier League season starts next week against West Ham United.

Below are the TV listings for a range of countries and there is also the internet for live streams of course, Wiziwig is a good starting point in your search there.

Where to watch the match

Watch Tottenham Hotspur vs Schalke 04 live on Saturday, August 9th, 2014:

In Germany 

On Servus TV (available across Europe on Astra digital service)

In the UK on Saturday, August 10th at 17.30 BST on:

On TV: ITV 4


beIN Sports en Español
beIN Sports USA

Tottenham Hotspur vs Schalke 04 Live Streams and TV Channels

AlgeriabeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
AngolaSuperSport 3 Africa
ArgentinaESPN + Sur, ESPN Play Argentina, ESPN Play Latin America, ESPN + Andina
AustriaServus TV
BahamasESPN Caribbean
BahrainbeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
BarbadosESPN Caribbean
BelgiumSporting 1
BeninSuperSport 3 Africa
BermudaESPN Caribbean
Bosnia and HerzegovinaArena Sport 4
BotswanaSuperSport 3 Africa
British Virgin IslandsESPN Caribbean
Burkina FasoSuperSport 3 Africa
BurundiSuperSport 3 Africa
CameroonSuperSport 3 Africa
CanadabeIN Sports CONNECT Canada, beIN Sports Canada
Cape VerdeSuperSport 3 Africa
Cayman IslandsESPN Caribbean
Central African RepublicSuperSport 3 Africa
ChadSuperSport 3 Africa, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
ComorosSuperSport 3 Africa
CongoSuperSport 3 Africa
Congo DRSuperSport 3 Africa
CroatiaArena Sport 4
Côte d'IvoireSuperSport 3 Africa
DenmarkTV3 Sport 1, Viaplay Denmark
DjiboutibeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, SuperSport 3 Africa
EgyptbeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
Equatorial GuineaSuperSport 3 Africa
EritreaSuperSport 3 Africa
EthiopiaSuperSport 3 Africa
GabonSuperSport 3 Africa
GambiaSuperSport 3 Africa
GermanyServus TV
GhanaSuperSport 3 Africa
GuineaSuperSport 3 Africa
Guinea-BissauSuperSport 3 Africa
IranbeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
IraqbeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
JamaicaESPN Caribbean
JordanbeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
KenyaSuperSport 3 Africa
KuwaitbeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
LatviaViasat Sport Baltic
LebanonbeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
LesothoSuperSport 3 Africa
LiberiaSuperSport 3 Africa
LibyabeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
MadagascarSuperSport 3 Africa
MalawiSuperSport 3 Africa
MaliSuperSport 3 Africa
MauritaniabeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
MauritiusSuperSport 3 Africa
MontenegroArena Sport 4
MoroccobeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
MozambiqueSuperSport 3 Africa
NamibiaSuperSport 3 Africa
NetherlandsFox Sports 2
NigerSuperSport 3 Africa
NigeriaSuperSport HD 3 Nigeria, SuperSport 3 Africa, SuperSport 3 Nigeria
NorwayViaplay Norway, Viasat Fotball Norway
OmanbeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
Palestinian TerritorybeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
Puerto RicoESPN Caribbean
QatarbeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
RomaniaDigi Sport 1 Romania
RwandaSuperSport 3 Africa
Saudi ArabiabeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
SenegalSuperSport 3 Africa
SerbiaArena Sport 4 Serbia, Arena Sport 4
SeychellesSuperSport 3 Africa
Sierra LeoneSuperSport 3 Africa
SomaliabeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
South AfricaSuperSport 3 Africa, SuperSport HD 3, SuperSport Maximo, SuperSport Internet 3
South SudanSuperSport 3 Africa
SudanbeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
SwazilandSuperSport 3 Africa
SwedenViasat Fotboll / HD, Viaplay Sweden
SyriabeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
São Tomé and PríncipeSuperSport 3 Africa
TanzaniaSuperSport 3 Africa
ThailandTrue Sport 3, beIN Sports 1 HD
TogoSuperSport 3 Africa
Trinidad and TobagoESPN Caribbean
TunisiabeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
UgandaSuperSport 3 Africa
United Arab EmiratesbeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
United KingdomITV 4 UK
United StatesbeIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports en Español, beIN Sports USA
YemenbeIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
ZambiaSuperSport 3 Africa
ZimbabweSuperSport 3 Africa

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