The top ten Spurs players of the decade: #5.

Jermaine Jenas

Opinion has long been split over Jermaine Jenas. Some like him, focusing on the goals he offers from midfield and the occasionally outstanding performance he puts it. Others don’t rate him at all, bemoaning his lack of consistency. I’m more in the “pro-Jenas” camp. True, he can be inconsistent, but he has been an important player for us over the years and he does weigh in with a few goals.

Jenas: You either love him or you hate him

Jenas joined in 2005 from Newcastle, and has made 119 starts for Tottenham Hotspur. In that time he has scored 21 goals, offering a goal threat from midfield. He’s a good all-round midfielder, contempt at tackling, passing and shooting. With Kranjcar now at the club, Luka Modric could move into the middle, and if not Tom Huddlestone is always after Jenas’ place. However he has proved his worth under Redknapp and doesn’t look as if he is about to be dropped by the management. He was also one of the best players during Juande Ramos’ reign, once again proving his worth to the team.

Jenas was one of the only players to shine during Ramos’ reign

There’s no doubt that Jenas isn’t as talented as either Modric or Palacios. However he is still a valubale player. His loyalty and presence in the middle wins him this place as Tottenham’s fifth best player of the decade, and it will be interesting to see whether he keeps his place in the coming months.

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