Paul Robinson picks his Tottenham XI of the decade

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Former goalkeeper Paul Robinson has picked his Tottenham Hotspur team of the decade for Sky Sports and while the majority of the side was as expected, there were a few surprising inclusions as well as omissions.

Robinson, who had four seasons at White Hart Lane, before moving to Blackburn in 2008, picked only two players who he played with at Tottenham and chose the majority of the side from the current squad.

While Robinson picked Hugo Lloris in goal; in defence, he went with a back three of Kyle Walker, Ledley King and Jan Vertonghen, opting to leave out Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld.

The 40-year-old then went with a midfield five of Mousa Dembele, Luka Modric, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Gareth Bale and picked Harry Kane and Jermain Defoe to lead the attack.

The team was notable for the absence of Son Heung-min and Rafael van der Vaart

Robinson’s XI:

Hugo Lloris;

Kyle Walker, Ledley King, Jan Vertonghen;

Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Luka Modric, Mousa Dembele, Gareth Bale;

Harry Kane, Jermain Defoe

Spurs Web Opinion

While I like the idea of going with a 3-5-2 formation in order to fit both Dele and Eriksen in, I would have partnered Son upfront with Kane. While both Ledley King and Jermaine Defoe are undoubted Spurs legends, neither has featured for enough of duration this decade to make the team.

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