Legendary former skipper Gary Mabbutt will lead the Spurs team out in the first Football 40 Legends Cup this Sunday (May 30).
'Mabbsy', who lifted the FA Cup in 1991, will captain the team in the first competitive legends tournament against London rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham at Upton Park.
In an exclusive interview on the British Forces Broadcast Service, Gary commented: "I last played two years ago for FIFA's world 11 for Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday, and was exhausted after 45 minutes!
"I am planning to lead out the Tottenham team at Upton Park because this format of 20 minutes each way is something I might just be able to handle. I just hope my knee stands up to it."
Mabbutt, an 2010 World Cup ambassador, added: "I am fortunate it is only 20 minutes each way, and with roll on and roll off substitutions, if players feel a twinge or two, they can come off and take a breather and have a rest.
"This is going to be a very competitive tournament, although it might be a lot of fun too. Once the competitive spirit kicks in and the adrenalin starts to flow, it will be highly competitive.
"All fans like to see some of their former heroes, and they will be keen to play too - they will love to put their boots on again in a meaningful tournament.
"This provides them with the right format to show off their skills, playing over a shorter time."
Managed by Ossie Ardiles, the provisional Spurs squad includes Mabbsy alongside the likes of Clive Allen, Graham Roberts, Paul Miller, Colin Calderwood, Micky Hazard, John Pratt, Steve Sedgley, Paul Allen, Ricky Villa, Garry Brooke, Mark Falco and Tony Galvin.
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