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Dream Team

Eurico Baptista Tou was born in Macau, a region of South China with a strong Portuguese cultural influence, and is these days based in Barnet. He has submitted his Dream Team this month, only choosing players he's watched since he began following Spurs in 1995.

“I started following football when the USA hosted the World Cup in 1994. I was an eight-year-old neutral but at that tournament two particular players stood out for me – Hristo Stoichkov and Jurgen Klinsmann. As soon as the World Cup finished, my family found a home in England. Dream_RobinsonIt was a 6,000-mile trip worth travelling because I found out that Klinsmann had signed for an English club called Tottenham Hotspur. The rest is history...”

GOALKEEPER: PAUL ROBINSON

In my time following Spurs, the club has always had very good keepers. I remember Robbo (pictured, right) as one of the more reliable, making over 150 appearances for us and even scoring a goal! I always felt he was a mentally strong keeper and he commanded the back line well.

RIGHT-BACK: STEPHEN CARR

What a complete full back! Never gave up his defensive duties and offered a lot going forward. I remember his play as being uncomplicated but he sprung some surprises, especially his wonder goal against Manchester United in 1999.

LEFT-BACK: BENOIT ASSOU-EKOTTO

In my opinion, over the last 20 years, Spurs have struggled in the left-back position, but I felt Assou-Ekotto did very well to cement his place for four years from 2008, improving defensively during that period. Like Carr, he also came up with a few cracking goals – specifically his efforts against Liverpool in 2009 and Everton in 2012.



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