Aside from Aston Villa, Spurs have supplied more England Internationals than any other club. When you dig deeper, you’ll find that many of Villa’s players were supplied at a time when there were fewer clubs in existence, so this is an impressive statistic.
Although most of Spurs’ England contingent failed to feature on Saturday, Michael Dawson earned praise for his team mates for an assured display that should put him high up Capello’s pecking order.
But from a club supporter’s point of view, what’s really important? Seeing your players in the national kit or making sure they’re injury free and available for club action?
Growing up, it was always a thrill to see Martin Chivers in an England shirt and it always took the gloss off a game to see him replaced by someone like Allan Clarke. Does anyone still feel that excitement when they watch someone like Dawson, or does any of it really matter as long as they come back fit and available?