While Tottenham Hotspur have lined up some of the greatest talents in the Premier League era, it begs the question: what if you put them altogether?
Here at 90min, we’ve decided to put together a handful of players, each with their own special skills, to create the perfect Spurs player.
Head (Heading Ability): Peter Crouch
It could only be the 6’7 man, couldn’t it?
While his post-football career has arguably been just as successful as his he career on the pitch, Peter Crouch was a real penalty area threat in his prime, most notably scoring the goal which secured Champions League football for Spurs back in 2010 – with his head of course.
The man with the most headed goals in Premier League history – 53 to be precise – would provide a real threat in the air for our perfect footballer.
Brain: David Ginola
The suave Frenchman would have walked into the current Spurs side at his peak, and definitely has the kind of footballing brain you’d want to nab for a Frankenstein’s monster footballer.
Despite never being the quickest, the winger was strong and skilful and could maraud his way past defenders with ease.
Such was the brilliance of Ginola, he was awarded the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 1999, despite a certain Manchester United side winning the treble.
Eyes (Vision): Christian Eriksen
Perhaps the easiest pick of the lot – sorry Luka Modric – the Dane seemingly had eyes in the back of his head, with the ability to pick a pass when seemingly nothing was on.
While he’s infuriated many Tottenham fans by leaving for Inter in the January window, his talent is unquestionable and he was a vital player in arguably Spurs’ greatest period in the Premier League era.
A huge loss for Jose Mourinho’s side.
Lungs (Workhorse – Cardio): Scott Parker
The current Fulham manager was an absolute pest of a player in the centre of the park, and a certified workhorse.
Despite making his name predominantly as an attacking midfielder, his spell at Spurs saw him take a step back, as he became a hardworking/battling central midfielder.
He also loved a tucked in shirt. Legend.
Body (Strength): Moussa Dembélé
Arguably one of the Premier League’s most underrated talents (ever?) before his departure for China in 2019.
The big Belgian had the ability to fend off opposition midfielders with consummate ease, as he combined strength with skill to dominate most midfield battles.
His ability to calmly weave the midfield is perhaps only matched by United’s Paul Pogba. Just a shame he couldn’t find the net more…
Left Foot: Gareth Bale
In fairness, he could make a claim for any part of our perfect footballer, but he’ll have to settle for just the left boot – but what a left boot it is.
He burst on to the world stage in 2010, as the Welshman tore Inter’s Brazilian defender Maicon apart both home and away.
In his final season at White Hart Lane, the current Real Madrid man used his left boot to even greater effect, finding the net with scary regularity – most of them were absolute worldies as well.
Right Foot: Harry Kane
Spurs’ current star man has the finishing ability many players dream of, with his right boot a precise weapon – his 136 Premier League goals testament to that.
While he’s certainly no slouch on his left, he has become famed for his slick finishes on his right, particularly when it comes to penalty duty.
Although he’s been no stranger to injury, he’s still undoubtedly one of Europe’s best number nines.
Spurs fans better pray he stays.
Legs (Pace): Aaron Lennon
Despite often fluffing his lines with his end product, the Burnley man was absolutely breathtaking when he tore down the right flank for Spurs in his pomp.
While the likes of Heung-min Son and Kyle Walker are known for their sheer pace, Lennon was a cut above, as the diminutive wide-man frequently surged past shell-shocked full-backs at White Hart Lane.