Given the close-fought attributes of their animosity in contempo seasons, it’s hasty to attending aback and anticipate Arsenal headed to Tottenham for the additional leg of the 2008 League Cup semi-finals on the aback of 21 amateur best in the arctic London derby.
Arsenal had baffled Spurs at the aforementioned date of the antagonism the antecedent year accepting appear aback from 2-0 down in the aboriginal leg at White Hart Lane and again acceptable 3-1 at The Emirates, but this time they could alone administer a 1-1 draw at home.
And Spurs concluded their derby agitate in aural appearance in the additional leg aback at their HQ, thrashing the Gunners 5-1. We’ve taken a attending at what has become of the 11 Tottenham players who started that game…
Černý was in the third year of a three-year accommodation spell at Tottenham, but the Czech all-embracing was able-bodied acclimatized in his role as a cup keeper.
He would go on to accompany QPR that summer, arena a allotment in one of the greatest anytime Championship goals, afore abiding home to see out his arena canicule aback at aboriginal club Slavia Prague.
He has a lot of afresh been apparent alive as a goalkeeping drillmaster for the Czech Republic Under-17 squad, who absent out on accomplishment for this year’s European Under-17 Championships.
The 2007-08 League Cup would end up as Chimbonda’s alone honour of a chaotic career, which complex a World Cup call-up in 2006 and a accelerated abatement afterwards he angry 30.
The France international, who aswell angry out for Guadeloupe, spent a few years animadversion about the Premier League and Championship afore accomplishing the ambit on the non-league ambit – absolutely far beneath the akin he was able of in his early-mid 30s.
In September 2018, Chimbonda active a arrangement with AFC Killingworth in the Bay Plastics Northern Alliance Premier Division, the 11th bank of English football. He afresh started for the club in their 8-2 achievement over FC United of Newcastle, a absolute aggregation and not a Pro Evolution Soccer template.
Spurs’ bygone captain and a approved for added than bisected a decade, Dawson was one of the aboriginal victims of the Mauricio Pochettino era if he was accustomed to leave for hometown club Hull City in the Argentine’s aboriginal window as manager.
The centre-back has oscillated amid the Premier League and Championship, adversity two relegations and acceptable one advance with the Tigers, and is now aback area it all began at Nottingham Forest.
King wore the armband in the 5-1 win, which was just accolade for all the amateur in which he captained Tottenham to defeat adjoin the Gunners, and aswell played the abounding 120 account in the final adjoin Chelsea.
His well-documented abiding abrasion problems meant he was affected to retire in 2012 afterwards alone featuring sporadically for a few years, and he now serves as an agent for the club, accomplishing approved meet-and-greets with admirers and even aperture the Big Sainsbury’s in Tottenham a few years back.
The 2007-08 division would be Lee’s endure at Spurs, with the South Korea left-back accustomed to leave that summer due to the actualization of Benoît Assou-Ekotto and Gareth Bale as options in his position.
A adept of the 2002 World Cup, Lee had spells in Germany, Saudi Arabia and Major League Soccer afore backward in 2013, and alternate to his final club Vancouver Whitecaps for alms ‘Alumni Matches’ in 2016 and 2017.
One of alone a brace of players from that bold yet to retire, Lennon ashore about at Spurs for addition seven years afore affective on to Everton and again Burnley in January 2018.
The above Leeds accompaniment has been a approved for the Clarets anytime back but did not in fact account his aboriginal ambition for the club until a 4-0 win over Bournemouth appear the end of September.
He has announced aboveboard about brainy bloom issues a part of footballers, accepting been bedfast beneath the Brainy Bloom Act in 2017, and has announced candidly about the role football has played in allowance him through his struggles.
Jenas enjoyed some of the best years of his career in arctic London, arena added than 200 amateur for Spurs and scoring his alone England ambition just two weeks afterwards the 5-1 win over Arsenal.
It was he who opened the scoring in the 5-1 central 5 minutes, battlefront in off the post, and was aswell on the scoresheet in the aboriginal leg at the Emirates Stadium.
His time at QPR, his next club, was beneath enjoyable: he was clumsy to anticipate their assignment from the Premier League, and Jenas retired from football age-old 31 afterwards adversity an ACL abrasion while on the Rs’ books.
He has spent the endure several years establishing himself as a football auger and co-commentator, and is generally apparent on reside broadcasts and console shows.
Finnish midfielder Tainio was addition whose time at Tottenham would be up in the summer of 2008, and he was one of three Spurs players to move from White Hart Lane to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.
He spent time with Ajax and New York Red Bulls appear the end of his career, backward in 2014, and his boyish son Maximus abutting Spurs’ adolescence bureaucracy in 2017, arena in the 2018-19 FA Adolescence Cup run.
The third man to move to Sunderland, forth with Chimbonda and Tainio, France Under-21 all-embracing Malbranque denticulate the fifth adjoin Arsenal and would go on to accept a hardly bigger time of it in the North-East than his peers.
Malbranque played 100 times for the Black Cats, scoring once, and alone retired in 2017 afterwards finishing his career with Monts d’Or Azergues Foot in the French fourth tier.
When he larboard Sunderland for Saint-Étienne in 2011, he was the accountable of a camp hoax about abandonment football to affliction for his ill son – a son who, it after transpired, didn’t exist.
Another man to alone afresh alarm time on his career, Keane denticulate the third ambition in the 5-1 and would end up abrogation Spurs for Liverpool in the summer of 2008 for £20million, alone to acknowledgment a year later.
The Irishman enjoyed a late-career renaissance in Los Angeles, acceptable three MLS Cups with LA Galaxy and acceptable the second-highest goalscorer in the club’s history afore catastrophe his arena canicule with ATK in the Indian Super League.
Berbatov’s affiliation with Keane was a affair of adorableness for Spurs, and it was a tragedy that both larboard in the aforementioned window, the Bulgarian attractive a £30.75million fee from Manchester United.
Like Keane, he went on to win titles elsewhere. Like Keane, he concluded his career in India in 2018. Like Keane, he’s now retired but you still feel he could do a job at a appropriate level. Afterwards all, if Fernando Llorente can get minutes…