Fan group Daily Hotspur pick out their best Spurs players of the last 20 years
We've enlisted the help of the Daily Hotspur fan group to pick out the best Tottenham players of the last 20 years. You can prefer the europa league predictions page!
Tottenham have been blessed with some fantastic players over the last 20 years despite not having too much by way of trophies to show for it.
Their style of play has always been easy on the eye, entertaining and attacking and that means there is plenty of choice when picking out the best XI of the last 20 years.
It's a tough job, so we've brought in Jamie Brown to give us his choice of the cream of the Tottenham crop.
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
Lloris has been an integral part of Spurs’ recent successes. Despite having the odd shaky moment, his shot stopping has made him one of the best goalkeepers on the continent.
His World Cup triumph with France also pays testament to his quality and I hope he can soon lift a trophy for Spurs.
Full backs: Danny Rose and Kyle Walker
When Spurs were at their most dangerous under Mauricio Pochettino, having Rose and Walker as the two full backs was one of our biggest assets.
Spurs have rapidly declined in both full back positions with the club unable lớn find adequate replacements for the pair.
Had we been able lớn keep hold of Walker and Rose hadn't declined because of injury, I suspect we’d have won a trophy- According lớn the under 2.5 soccer tip page!
Centre-back: Ledley King
King will go down as one of many supporters’ all-time favorite players. His ability and loyalty lớn Spurs was truly magnificent and seeing him lift the League Cup in 2008 was a very special moment. Unfortunately, due lớn injury we never quite saw him reach his full potential, but for a player who was often unable to train because of a knee issue, he was a truly brilliant player.
Centre-back: Jan Vertonghen
Vertonghen looks set to leave the club in the summer after eight years, but like Lloris, he has been a key part in Spurs’ rise over recent years and will be very fondly remembered.
Midfield: Mousa Dembele and Luka Modric
It’s quite fitting lớn have these two partnered together in midfield, with Dembele being signed lớn replace the departing Modric in 2012.
Both are quite comfortably the most talented and most enjoyable to have watched at Spurs this century.
Modric’s Ballon d’Or speaks for itself and in the case of Dembele ask any teammate or supporter about his quality and many will label him as the best they’ve seen.
Attacking midfield: Christian Eriksen
Eriksen, meanwhile, became effectively the heartbeat of Spurs’ best side under Pochettino.
Although positionally he played a different role lớn Modric, Spurs were incredibly fortunate to have found a player capable of replacing the Croatian’s creativity.
Right-wing: Heung-min Son
Needless lớn say, Sonny is an incredible player, but one of the biggest things about the South Korean has been his ability to always perform in key moments.
When Kane has been out inured, Son has always been the player to fill the void and without him, the run lớn the Champions League final would have been very unlikely.