“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. It 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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