Former Tottenham star Dimitar Berbatov has shed light on his time in North London.
The Bulgarian provided insight into life at Spurs during a fan Q&A on Instagram over the weekend, and went on to talk about his plans to take up coaching in the future, as well as how he is coping with the pandemic.
Berbatov was asked to name his favourite memory from his two-year-spell at White Hart Lane, and he revealed the League Cup victory over bitter rivals Chelsea is his best moment wearing the famous Lilywhites jersey.
He answered “winning the cup in 2008, beating Chelsea at Wembley, I scored in that game. My first trophy in England, it was a special moment.”
“Every game for Spurs was special for me. I loved it! I have so much respect and gratitude for the team.”
Popular site @thespursweb shared the clip on Twitter, prompting lots of replies from a large section of the devoted fan base.
After arriving at White Hart Lane from Bayer Leverkusen for £10.9m all the way back in 2006, the striker scored 46 goals and created 24 assists in over 100 appearances for the club, before infamously leaving for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United in 2008 (Transfermarkt). He finally hung up his boots 10 years later.
Unsurprisingly, plenty of supporters still haven’t forgiven the ex-Bulgaria international for his departure, as many slammed his latest comments on social media. One fan branded Berbatov as a “snake” while another added he is a “massive tool.”
Scroll through the rest of the scathing reactions down below…
And then even though Keane had already gone to Liverpool I went on strike and spoke to another manager without permission & without caring what mess I left them in, leaving them in a bad situation trying to replace me and get a good fee. Great player & all that but do me a favour
— LJ (@ldj71) May 10, 2020
He’s a snake
— Chris Redout (@Christov_23) May 10, 2020
Respect ??? You had no respect for my club when you refused to play for us get the 🎻 out for other mugs #willneverbeatottenhamlegend
— mark nelson (@marknels67) May 10, 2020
Berbatov won’t shut up at the minute. He was a class player but extremely petulant and lazy at times and lets not forget how he left us.
— EssexDogs (@dogs_essex) May 10, 2020
— Steve Vicarage (@svic83THFC) May 10, 2020
100 percent, the guy is massive Tool!
— Dejan (@DekispurDejan) May 10, 2020
So much respect for the team that he keeps saying Kane should leave for Utd 🤔
— ENIC OUT (@CoombesyCOYS) May 10, 2020
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