TOTTENHAM’S watch for a bit of silverware has now stretched to 13 YEARS.
It was on today in 2008 that Juande Ramos led Spurs to the League Cup because of a 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Wembley.
The Spurs gamers have fun their 2-1 win over London rivals Chelsea at Wembley[/caption]
Didier Drogba put the Blues in entrance with a free-kick earlier than Dimitar Berbatov’s penalty despatched the sport into extra-time.
Jonathan Woodgate grabbed the winner when Petr Cech punched the ball in from Jermaine Jenas’ free-kick into the defender’s head and it rebounded in.
Harry Redknapp, Andre Villas-Boas, Tim Sherwood and Mauricio Pochettino all got here and went and not using a trophy.
Present Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is determined to finish the lengthy drought – and shall be eyeing April’s Carabao Cup closing in opposition to Manchester Metropolis or the Europa League as the right alternatives.
However what occurred to the Tottenham group that beat Avram Grant’s aspect?
GK: Paul Robinson
The previous England goalkeeper received his solely main trophy that day at Wembley, the yr after the final of his 41 England caps.
He had seven seasons at Blackburn earlier than a two-year, three-appearance spell at Burnley then retired in 2017 and is now doing media work.
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RB: Alan Hutton
The Scottish right-back joined Aston Villa in 2011 however had loans to Nottingham Forest, Mallorca and Bolton.
He performed within the 2015 FA Cup closing and scored a memorable aim in opposition to rivals Birmingham in 2018 earlier than hanging up his boots a yr in the past to step into media, too.
CB: Jonathan Woodgate
Match-winner Woodgate left Spurs in 2011 to affix Stoke earlier than returning to Middlesbrough a yr later.
He ended his taking part in profession in 2016 and, after a short stint as a scout for Liverpool, went into teaching – he took over as Boro supervisor in 2019 and is now in cost at Bournemouth.
CB: Ledley King
Ramos’ skipper that day had his profession blighted by accidents and retired as a one-club man in 2012.
He joined Jose Mourinho’s backroom employees final summer time and is making an attempt to assist the membership finish their lengthy wait.
The 2008 League Cup was the one trophy in Paul Robinson’s profession – extremely he managed extra targets[/caption]
Now the Bournemouth supervisor, Woodgate grabbed the successful aim in extra-time[/caption]
LB: Pascal Chimbonda
The one-cap French full-back left Spurs that summer time for Sunderland however returned to White Hart Lane in 2009 for a brief stint.
He then had spells at eight golf equipment in ten years – together with QPR and Doncaster in addition to non-league Market Draydon City and Ashton City – earlier than stopping in 2019.
RM: Aaron Lennon
One of many two members of that group nonetheless actively taking part in skilled soccer is Lennon.
He had ten seasons on the Lane earlier than becoming a member of Everton in 2015, Burnley in 2017 and is now plying his commerce at Kayserispor in Turkey aged 33.
CM: Jermaine Jenas
Like Hutton, Jenas headed to Villa Park, albeit on mortgage, in 2011 earlier than a brief spell at hometown membership Nottingham Forest.
He ended his injury-hit profession with the 2013-14 season at QPR earlier than moving into punditry with BT Sport and Match of the Day – and will even be lined as much as change Gary Lineker as host at some point.
Aaron Lennon continues to be taking part in and at present seems for Turkish aspect Kayserispor aged 33[/caption]
Jermaine Jenas has stepped into his function as a pundit properly since his untimely retirement[/caption]
CM: Didier Zakora
Zakora spent yet one more season at Tottenham earlier than becoming a member of Sevilla for 2 years.
After that Ivory Coast’s most-capped participant had spells in Turkey, India and Indonesia and is now assistant boss at AFAD Djekanou in his homeland.
LM: Steed Malbranque
Malbranque spent a decade in England, together with his time at Tottenham sandwiched between Fulham and Sunderland.
Like Lennon, he’s nonetheless lively at FC Limonest Saint-Didier in France on the tender age of 41.
ST: Robbie Keane
Keane loved a glittering profession which additionally included spells at Inter Milan, Leeds, Liverpool and Celtic earlier than 5 years at LA Galaxy and eventually with ATK in Kolkata.
A 146-cap Irish legend, he had spells as an assistant supervisor with Eire and Middlesbrough, working below team-mate Woodgate.
ST: Dimitar Berbatov
Arguably one of the best participant of that Spurs XI was Berbatov, who went on to win two league titles, one other League Cup and the Membership World Cup with Manchester United.
The 2-time Premier League golden-boot winner featured for Fulham, Monaco, PAOK and Kerela Blasters till his retirement in 2019 – the Bulgarian is now a Betfair ambassador and dealing in direction of to get his Uefa Professional teaching licence.
Supervisor: Juande Ramos
Ramos was sacked simply eight months later with a win ratio within the league of 29 per cent.
Harry Redknapp changed him whereas he managed to land the Actual Madrid job earlier than stints at CSKA Moscow, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Malaga.
Younes Kaboul, Teemu Tainio and Tom Huddlestone got here off the bench for Spurs that day whereas Radek Cerny and Darren Bent had been unused subs.
Robbie Keane celebrates at Wembley together with his winner’s medal round his neck[/caption]
Dimitar Berbatov made no mistake from the spot to equalise for Spurs[/caption]