Tottenham Hotspur All-Time Premiership XI Vote: Left Midfield

Nick YoungContributor IIIDecember 22, 2011

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: A general view of the Tottenham Hotspur crest during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City at White Hart Lane on May 22, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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If you were able to dream up the greatest Tottenham Hotspur XI of the Premiership era, who would be in your team?

There's plenty of talent to choose from, so this forum gives you the opportunity to vote for your favourites, position by position.

In this edition, we'll be making the case for the team's left-sided midfielder. Before we do that, you can follow the links below to place your vote for the other positions, if you haven't done so already.

Tottenham Hotspur All-Time Premiership XI Vote: Goalkeeper

Tottenham Hotspur All-Time Premiership XI Vote: Right-Back

Tottenham Hotspur All-Time Premiership XI Vote: Left-Back

Tottenham Hotspur All-Time Premiership XI Vote: Centre-Back

Tottenham Hotspur All-Time Premiership XI Vote: Central Midfield

Tottenham Hotspur All-Time Premiership XI Vote: Right Midfield

Now it's time to make the case for the left-sided midfielder. Normally, I would make the case for three players, but on this occasion, for this position, there are only two realistic contenders for a place on the team.

All you need to do is vote for your favourite and leave a comment supporting your pick. If the vote is close, then the comments will go a long way in deciding who makes it onto the team.

Here are the contenders.


David Ginola

This Frenchman was the absolute stand-out player for Tottenham Hotspur in the late 1990s.  In his second season with the club, his close control, trickery and eye for a wonder goal culminated in the Spurs winning the 1999 League Cup.  Ginola himself scooped the PFA and Football Writers' Player of the Year Award in the same season.

Despite his frosty relationship with then manager George Graham, Ginola was a fan favourite. He will be remembered most for his ability to pull stupendously spectacular goals out of nowhere to win games for Tottenham.  None was more memorable than in a 1-0 victory over Barnsley in the FA Cup sixth round, also in 1999.


Gareth Bale

It's been said before and it will be said again, but Gareth Bale truly has the football world at his feet.  There is not a lot that this man cannot do on a football field, and there aren't very many clubs in the world who wouldn't have him on their team. Is there a better left-sided player in the world today?

His contribution to the Spurs has been tremendous. His goals in the wins over Arsenal and Chelsea just over a year-and-a-half ago built the platform for Tottenham's qualification for the Champions League in 2010. His performances also ensured that the Spurs topped their group above Internazionale the following season and surged all the way to the quarterfinals of the competition.

At the raw age of 22, it's difficult not to conclude that this man won't go on to become anything other than an absolute footballing legend. Most readers of this will just have to hope that he does that in a Spurs shirt.

So all you need to do now is vote for your favourite to see him take his place in the final XI of this Tottenham Hotspur Premiership era team. Don't forget to leave a comment as well, because if the vote is close your words might just be enough to see your favourite make the cut.