Les Ferdinand has played alongside some great strikers down the years. And he agrees that the group he lined up alongside during his time at Spurs would take some beating.
Big Les has always been an admirer of Jimmy Greaves but, as he tells the current issue of Hotspur magazine, his greatest strike partners include Teddy Sheringham and Jurgen Klinsmann while Clive Allen and Gary Lineker are almost to the fore in his list of all-time Spurs hit men.
And when he considers the men who helped set up his goals, Ferdinand quickly opts for Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola and Darren Anderton.
Les answers the latest batch of questions from our official website and agrees that Greaves was the main man.
“He was the most successful striker ever at Spurs so he certainly deserves respect and admiration, along with the likes of Gary Lineker and record breaker Clive Allen,” says Les, now coaching our forwards at Spurs Lodge.
“There’s no doubt that Spurs have had some high class attackers over the years and that continues today. I was very fortunate to play alongside some great strikers like Teddy and Jurgen.”
Les, a Spurs fan as a boy, is also quick to respond when asked to name the best Tottenham player of all time.
“Glenn Hoddle was the best I’ve watched. He played against QPR on the Astroturf at Loftus Road and produced the kind of football that was totally beyond other players. Glenn is closely followed by Gazza.”
Read the full question-and-answer session in the August issue of Hotspur with our current magazine also featuring interviews with Brad Friedel, Michael Dawson, Gareth Bale, Kyle Walker, Ledley King, Steven Pienaar, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Rafael van der Vaart and Ossie Ardiles.
We also reflect on the careers of Alfie Conn, Mark Gower and Oyvind Leonhardsen and look back on an incident in a game in 1952 that made England international Eddie Baily the main footballing topic for conversation.
It’s all in the current issue of Hotspur – essential reading for all Spurs fans.
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