Tottenham Hotspur's Best XI of the Decade has it's other fullback in place and it's Stephen Carr. Carr becomes the squad member that's been away from Spurs the longest and also the player in the squad with the most appearances for Spurs. On a side note, has anyone noticed that they person pictured in the Best XI voting post always wins the vote? Crazy right?
Carr's Spurs sides were never terribly good, though they did win a League Cup in 1999, but the right back was almost certainly the best we've had in this decade. He even played a few games at left and center back. He mixed attack and defense well and even know, at the age of 34 is a solid Premier League player.
Had he not had knee problems or been tempted away from the club by Newcastle United who knows what may have happened. Spurs certainly struggled to replace him in both the short-term and the long-term. There's no doubt in my mind that had Carr stayed in North London he would be a Spurs Legend instead of just a man who was a good right back for a few rather poor teams.
Congratulations Stephen Carr! Welcome to Tottenham Hotspur Best XI of the Decade! Next up will be our Best XI Central Defenders which should be a really tight race! Also, make sure you check out our Worst XI: Right Backs in which Kevin makes a mockery of the process. Thanks for that Kevin.