Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Spurs have had one of the best season they have had for a long time this year and, with only a couple of games left, Spurs have a real chance of breaking into the top 4 and playing Champions League football next season. Spurs are currently in pole position for 4th spot but face a crucial match against Manchester City tonight with a victory securing 4th spot.
The Spurs players have played out of their skin this season and a number of these players will play a key role at the 2010 World Cup for England. There are a number of players who, as long as they are fit, are certainties to be in the England squad with a number of players also on the sidelines and in with a chance of making the World Cup squad.
Strikers Jermaine Defoe and Peter Crouch will almost certainly be in the England squad and will play a key role up front alongside Wayne Rooney in the England attack. Aaron Lennon has unfortunately missed a lot of the season due to injury, but was outstanding at the start of the season and very much in Fabio Capellos plans so there is still a good chance if the Spurs winger can prove his fitness in time for the World Cup he could be included in the squad.
A major part of Tottenham's success this season has been their defence with both Ledley King and Michael Dawson being outstanding. There are a lot of rumours circulating that Ledley King could get an England call up for the World Cup even though he will be unable to play every game and he will most likely not be able to train, but whether Capello takes the chance on him with his other defensive players like Rio Ferdinand also being injury prone at the moment we will have to wait and see. Michael Dawson has had his best season by far in a Tottenham shirt this year and the defender has received a lot of praise recently that could see him earn a call up, at very least to the provisional England squad.
Although at the moment they don't seem to be in the running both David Bentley and Tom Huddlestone have had a good season this year and both could add something to the current England squad. The problem for these two players is that there are a number of players in the Premiership at the moment playing similar roles and are ahead of them in the pecking order, however it can't be ruled out that they could be included with Bentley probably the most possible one to be included in the squad with a spot being available for a right midfield player due to Beckham getting injured.
The number of players, and potential players, that could get called up for England this year for the Spurs team is a real testament to the progress the team has made this season under Harry Redknapp. Redknapp has done wonders with the team and has built up a fantastic squad which you imagine will only get better if they do secure 4th spot as summer investment would surely take place.
Written by Sandy MacGregor a football blogger blogging about football news and football kits.