Gary Stevens recalls his key role during his playing days at Spurs in the latest issue of hotspur - out now.
The defender/midfielder who played 197 times for us between 1983-1990 is featured in the July edition of the club's official magazine.
"My job, particularly at Tottenham, was a team job," said Gary, who helped us lift the 1984 UEFA Cup and played in the 1986 World Cup Finals for England.
"While I wasn't short of ability, I wasn't a so-called 'flair' player. Therefore my role was to regain possession of the ball, pass to my team-mates in good positions and allow others to influence the game."
By 'others', Gary can list the likes of Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, Ossie Ardiles and Chris Waddle.
Gary, who scored in the 1983 FA Cup Final for his first club Brighton, moved to Portsmouth before retiring in 1991. He returned to the Lane as Jumbotron presenter between 1996-98, is still seen regularly in the media and has now founded the Ball School, a football coaching business in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
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