Ryan Fredericks, Tom Carroll and Harry Kane all got their first taste of senior Spurs action in the recent Europa Cup tie against Hearts, but they were outshone last night by new Spanish arrivals Cristian Ceballos and Yago Falque.
Tottenham travelled to Northamptonshire to take on Kettering in a testimonial for their Senegalese striker Jean-Paul Marna and came from behind twice to win the game 5-4. Both Falque and Ceballos hit double strikes in a match where our scoring was rounded off by a thunderbolt free kick from forgotten man John Bostock.
The Spurs XI were 2-0 down early on before Falque pulled one back and Ceballos equalised with a clever lob over the keeper. The home side hit back however – going into a 4-2 lead after 56 minutes.
It was Ceballos who reduced the deficit this time with another calm finish before Bostock levelled the scores at 4-4. Falque then finished it off with the winner 18 minutes from time.
Ceballos and Bostock didn’t feature against Hearts while Falque had yet to arrive at the club, but all three staked a serious claim to be involved when the tournament returns next week. As for the two Spaniards, many Spurs fans will hope they get their chance and we can see then how they perform on the bigger stage.
Great, was Coulibaly fielded? i’d really like to see him groomed into the next Eto’o, and Ceballos the next.. Iniesta? David Silva?
They sound great but are they ready for PL competition? I assume Falque is already meant as backup for the first team (Bale?) but I had imagined Ceballos and Coulibaly were brought in cheap and meant to develop for a year or two before becoming too involved. I’d love to be mistaken, though, and for them to be ready right now.