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Joining Tottenham in 1994, Klinsmann originally received a lot of criticism from supporters and the media because he had a reputation as a diver and also was a part of the West German team that defeated England in the 1990 World Cup semi-final.
The German international striker scored his first goal in his debut against Sheffield Wednesday, and using his sense of humor, celebrated his goal by diving across the pitch.
Writing for The Guardian, Andrew Anthony wrote an article with the headline, “Why I Hate Jurgen Klinsmann.” Two months later, Anthony wrote another article, this time the headline reading, “Why I Love Jurgen Klinsmann.”
Klinsmann left White Hart Lane after one season but rejoined for the 1997-1998 season. He scored many important goals to help Spurs avoid relegation. His humor and aggressive playing style made him very popular in England and he was inducted into Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London.