Video: Jenas recalls how former Spurs striker played centre-half during training

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Dom Le Roy

There has been a long list of mercurial footballers at Tottenham Hotspur over the years and Dimitar Berbatov is perhaps one of the most talented of those in the club’s recent history.

The Bulgarian who played at Spurs for two seasons between 2006 and 2008 often had a disinterested demeanour on the pitch but was simply unplayable on his day.

In a recent episode of MOTDx, former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas had no hesitation in pointing to Dimitar Berbatov when asked to name the laziest player he had ever trained with during his career.

Jenas also proceeded to recall a funny story about how the former Spurs striker used to play at centre half during training as he liked to have more of the ball and dictate play from deep.

Watch the video below:

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The likes of Berbatov and Cantona are always excused for being moody and lacklustre because everyone knows they are game-changers.

I still believe that Berbatov played the best football of his career during the two years he spent at Spurs. So it probably isn’t surprising that Martin Jol didn’t mind Berbatov fooling around in training.

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