Several Tottenham Hotspur supporters have been discussing their former player Adel Taarabt after footage from his time at the club emerged on Twitter.
The Spurs Web posted a short clip of the Moroccan international showing him doing some brilliant skill, putting his foot on the ball before nutmegging an opposition player. The level of skill is highlighted by the reaction of his teammate Anthony Gardner, who turned away with his head in his hands, perhaps disbelieving what he had seen.
Despite having talent, Taarabt never made it at the north London club and in total he managed to make just 15 appearances overall whilst at White Hart Lane (Transfermarkt).
He did enjoy a good time at QPR where he scored 34 goals and provided 42 assists in 164 appearances, but his talent failed to shine through in spells with the likes of AC Milan, Genoa and Fulham. However, he is currently performing well for Benfica where he has played 40 games so far (Transfermarkt).
The 30-year-old has been labelled as a ‘maverick‘ and his attitude has been questioned plenty of times during his career. After seeing the clip of Taarabt, many Tottenham fans were left reminiscing about him with quite a few saying that he wasted his talent and never fulfilled his potential, with one describing him as a ‘playground legend‘.
Here is what some had to say…
skill 9 temperament 1
— Ben McLannahan (@bmclannahan) April 9, 2020
Had the ability but lacked the work ethic
— james lezemore (@james56554432) April 9, 2020
Bad attitude was his issue
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) April 9, 2020
His attitude stunk. That’s why he isn’t fondly remembered.
— 🐝 Mark O’Neill 🏴 #WeStandWithBoris (@markcf83) April 9, 2020
— The Wheel Of DOOM (@wheel_doom) April 9, 2020
That’s his highlight reel…..just this! Way overrated
— Taff4Ever #COYS (@taff4ever) April 9, 2020
Loved this bloke. Could’ve been sensational. First saw him at Stevenage in a friendly we had each pre-season. He ran the game at age 17 or 18.
— George Lacey (@GeorgeLacey_) April 9, 2020
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