Dimitar Berbatov is certainly up there with some of the greatest strikers to grace the White Hart Lane pitch during the Premier League era.
The forward might have only spent two seasons in North London but he was a class apart every single time he wore a Spurs shirt.
The Spurs team which Berbatov played in had nowhere near the same quality which Jose Mourinho has at his disposal, even though they mustered a fifth-place finish in the Bulgarian’s first season and won the League Cup in 2008.
However, there were a couple of his former Spurs teammates that the striker has revealed were extremely under-rated.
When asked on an Instagram Q and A (as relayed by the Metro) to name the most underrated players he played with at Spurs, the striker said: “At Spurs, Ledley King was, for me, a great defender and Jermain Defoe scored a lot of goals.”
Berbatov formed a formidable strike partnership with Robbie Keane during his time at Spurs. The pair had an almost telepathic understanding on the pitch and complimented each other superbly.
It is no surprise that the 39-year-old had high praise for Keane.
When asked how highly he rated the Irishman, Berbatov said: “As high as the moon. Keano was unbelievable. When we were playing together, we were creating beautiful masterpieces all day long.
“He was perfect, in the goals we scored. It was a great time.”
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Almost every Spurs player who played with Ledley King names him as the best defender they have played with, which goes on to show how good he could have been without his knee problems. In my opinion, Defoe is the most natural finisher to have graced English football since Robbie Fowler and he doesn’t get the credit he deserves.
Unfortunately for Defoe, the game tactically moved away from goal poachers who didn’t contribute in the build-up play, which is perhaps why he didn’t achieve as much as he could have during his second spell at Spurs.
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