POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 17: Patrice Evra of France challenges Giovani Dos Santos of Mexico during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between France and Mexico at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 17, 2010 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
So, the Best XI position of right midfield was pretty thing for Tottenham Hotspur. Unfortunately the same position has only a couple more candidates. Most of the candidates aren't horrible footballers, but considering the dearth of options at this position we'll have to settle for players that were disappointing as opposed to just plain awful. They just suffered from the pressure of the expectations heaped upon them, whether because of the transfer fee we paid for them or because of their pedigree.
If you feel that I've excluded anyone let me know in the comments.
The nominees are below.
Blackburn Rovers for £15 million back in 2008. In case you've forgotten, he's actually still on the books at Spurs. Bentley lacked the pace on the wing that Lennon provided, but he was a fairly good crosser and dangerous from set pieces. If nothing else, Bentley scored this goal against Arsenal, which makes him OK in my book. Bentley never lived up to the fee that Spurs paid for him and now we'll take a huge loss when we sell him.: Bentley has made 62 appearances for Spurs since joining from
Giovanni dos Santos: I can hear you already. How can I include Gio on this list? Well, namely because in a grand total of 20 appearances for Spurs he has done practically nothing. He scored his only goal for the club in the UEFA Cup against Shakhtar Donetsk. Sure dos Santos is talented, but he's never really displayed that talent for Spurs. You can argue that, perhaps, the Mexican international wasn't given a fair shake, but if he would have shown a little commitment in training, instead of being out getting drunk with Ledley he might have made more of an impact. Again, Gio's not awful, just a major disappointment given his Barcelona pedigree.
Voting is after the jump.