Mabbutt: Current attack best at Spurs in 15 years

Former Tottenham captain Gary Mabbutt rates the current attack the best at the club in 15 years.

Former Tottenham captain Gary Mabbutt rates the current attack the best at the club in 15 years.

Mabbutt skippered the mid-90s vintage attacking combo of Jurgen Klinsmann, Teddy Sheringham, Darren Anderton, Nick Barmby and Ilie Dumitrescu – and believes Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch, Aaron Lennon, Keane and Pavlyuchenko are the closest Spurs have had in depth and quality since then.

He told the Daily Express: “In terms of depth and consistency, the current attacking line-up is probably the best Tottenham have had since then. When you are talking about the likes of Barmby, Klinsmann, Sheringham and Anderton, there’s a lot of competition.

"With this strike force, with those five available – of which probably two will be ready to come off the bench – you know full well, for most teams, they would be starting in the first XI. In my opinion, any team in the country, would take Lennon, Crouch, Defoe, Keane or Pavlyuchenko – that is great attacking flair."

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