A class apart

March 15 2007

A joy to beholdSpurs may lag a little way behind their hated North London rivals in the quality-of-football stakes at the moment, but at least they know that, in Dimitar Berbatov, they have the classiest player in the country.

His performance against Braga in last night’s UEFA Cup game at White Hart Lane was a masterclass. His touch, technique and awareness were a joy to behold.

A lot of people thought £10.9 million was a lot of money to spend on a player largely unknown outside of Germany (where he excelled for Bayer Leverkusen), but it’s beginning to look like money very well spent.

And at six foot two, Berbatov pours further scorn on the bizarre notion that tall forwards aren’t any good with their feet. Berbatov, Ibrahimovic, Kanu, Crouch, Carew, Koller… Anyone else notice a common theme?

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One Response to “A class apart”


  1. […] the season strongly (such as Fabregas) but fails to acknowledge the contribution of players such as Dimitar Berbatov who find their form in the second half of the […]


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