‘I’ve always been his biggest fan’ – Spurs legend has kind words for retired hero

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Dom Le Roy

Peter Crouch, no matter where he went or who he played for, he was loved by fans at every club.

He wasn’t the greatest striker of all time, but he had one thing that others didn’t, a 6ft and 7 inches frame that stood tall amongst the opposition’s defence and allowed him to score and assist frequently using his head.

Crouch even has the record number of goals scored through headers in the premier league, which currently stands at a staggering 51 (The Guardian).

But, as Peter Crouch announces his retirement, there will be one memory the Spurs faithful will hold dearly.

That goal.

That 89th-minute headed winner against Manchester City that took Spurs to the Champions League. Glory nights had returned.

And as the congratulations and thank yous ring round the footballing world, the Spurs legend, Ledley King has had nothing but kind words to say of ‘Crouchy’:

“I’ve always been his biggest fan. I played with him from schoolboy level and always recognised the talents and abilities he had.

“When he came back in 2009, he scored so many important goals for us, no bigger than the one at City (2010) that put us into the Champions League for the following season. He had a great record at international level for England and then he did really well in the Champions League for us. Foreign teams just weren’t used to playing against someone of his size, stature and ability.

“For him to have started off his career here and then to have come back and made such an impact in the history of the Club, it’s fantastic and I wish him all the best in the next chapter of his life.” (Tottenham Hotspur)

Spurs Web Opinion:

You are a legend of the game Crouch, and I’m sure there will only be fond memories of your time at each club you played for.

Good luck in the future.

Oh, and thank you for the goal in Milan.

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