Combined Tottenham Champions League XI from 2011 and 2019 – Van der Vaart and Kane in the same team

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur will find out their quarter final opponents in the Champions League draw tomorrow morning, and fans may be hoping for someone slightly less accomplished than last time around.

Spurs last made the quarters back in 2011 under Harry Redknapp, but were drawn against an impressive Real Madrid side.

Eight years later and they are back again, but what would a combined XI from both sides look like?

We have gone for Hugo Lloris in goal over Gomes, as the Brazilian always had a bit of a mistake in him. This has also crept into Lloris’ game, but we have to go with the World Cup winner.

Defence goes slightly out the window with this line up, but we have lumped for a back three of Jan Vertonghen, Michael Dawson, and Toby Alderweireld.

Dawson was the only defensive starter in the 2011’s quarter finals that you would take in this side.

In holding midfield we have given Harry Winks the nod over Moussa Sissoko for his youth, along with the legendary playmaker that is Luka Modric.

Beyond them we have Christian Eriksen, just behind Rafa Van der Vaart, providing all the creativity you need.

And up front, we have the devastating trio of Harry Kane, Gareth Bale, and Heung Min Son.

It’s fair to say there would be goals in this team.

The bench would be made up of: Sissoko, Gomes, Defoe, Jenas, Crouch, Lennon, Sanchez.


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