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The Most Over Rated Tottenham Hotspur XI In The Premier League Era Including This Liverpool Striker

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Last season being the best in the Premier League in terms of final position refers to the highly unsuccessful period for Spurs since the origin of the Premier League in 1992-93. Third is the highest position attained by the lilywhites and this downfall was because of the shortcomings of the ownership and also because of the managers who haven’t been able to settle at the lane for a long period of time. But the future now seems to be in the safe custody of Mauricio Pochettino who looks like the man to bring the glory days back to the club.

The supporters have been lucky to witness some of the most talented players at the club in the Premier League such as Jurgen Klinsmann and David Ginola in the 90s, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale in the recent past and Ledley King, the one club man and a true legend for the Club. Along with such amazing players, Spurs have bought over the years, some players who were just not right for the Club and were hugely incapable of providing results inspite of having talent. Let’s take a look at Spurs’ over rated eleven from the Premier League era:

Goalkeeper: Heurelho Gomes

The Brazilian who signed from PSV Eindhoven for a sum of £7.8 million in 2008 and was at the club for six years still never settled at Spurs. He played enough number of matches to make the goalkeeper’s position his own but an array of errors throughout his span at the club which cost Spurs many matches. His shot stopping was the main reason he attracted attention but was surely an overrated keeper for Spurs.

Right back: Justin Edinburgh

Edinburgh was at the club for a massive ten years and played on the flanks predominantly but never showed any sparkling performances despite arriving with a reputation from Southend United in 1990. He was an average fullback who spent far too much time at the position which required an update.

Centre bac: Younes Kaboul

The Frenchman first arrived at the club in 2007 but sold just after one season but later rejoined in 2010. He was even made captain in 2014, even though he made some impressive outings, he was highly inconsistent and was wrongly kept at the club till 2015. He was slow and committed too many fouls on a regular basis.

Centre bac: Gary Doherty

He arrived in 2000 from Luton Town with big reputation but was so bad at his role that the fans wanted him to play as a forward. He was one of the worst signing for the Spurs.

Left back: Ben Thatcher

The 90’s Maroune Fellaini, Thatcher was infamous for his elbows to the opponents and his rash playing side. He was of no good use for the Spurs and certainly overrated even as a footballer rather than being a left back.

Right wing: David Bentley

Dubbed as the next Beckham because of his similar playing style and good looks, Bentley arrived at the club for a huge sum of £17 million, he never really lived up to the billing and was a waste of talent. He could only emulate Beckham’s style not his football sadly.

Centre Midfield: Jason Dozzell

The man who labelled himself as the next Glen Hoddle after arriving at the club and was also dubbed as a future English star was never really a success at the lane. After expecting such a bright future for the player, he was a complete flop at the club despite scoring 13 goals over an injury stricken career at the club.

Centre midfield: Tom Huddlestone

Though he made some memorable matches at the club, yet he was out of his depth in his final seasons at the club and when he left in 2013, Huddlestone was one of the weakest links in the team.

Left wing: Jermaine Jenas

The once promising talent was another case of expecting a bit too much and hyping the player unnecessarily. He arrived with a big reputation and a bright future at the club but his involvement was pretty awful and was another overrated talent at the club.

Striker: Roberto Soldado

Arriving at a club record fee from Valencia, Soldado was one of the worst buys in the club’s history and failed miserably at the club. He was a decent striker but because if his fee, he was hyped up too much and he failed to live up to the expectations.

Striker: Peter Crouch

The record of the worst transfer would go to Grzegorz Rasiak but the most overrated one would be Crouch. The Spurs academy player was re-signed for the Club after an impressive spell at Liverpool. Sadly, he failed at the lane and was nothing but a liability up front.

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