Today we’ll look at the final two contenders for our player of the year and then please have your say as to who deserves the accolade. Here are two more midfielders and it won’t surprise many to hear that we won’t be moving on to include any attackers in the short list!
To abuse a footballing cliche, it was a season of two halves for Gareth as he took the first part of 2010-11 to establish his reputation as one of the best players in the world. His highlight was of course the hat-trick in the San Siro while many say his best goal came in the early win at Stoke.
Sadly a string of injuries struck in the New Year and just as the player looked to be getting back to his best, a tackle from Charlie Adam ensured that he’d play no further part in the campaign.
The stop start season didn’t stop his peers from voting him as PFA player of the year and he would have remained a strong candidate for his club’s accolade.
For consistency, Luka would be hard to beat as player of the season. This year, he has largely remained injury free and we’ve been privileged to see the best of him.
It’s hard to praise him enough for his contribution to Tottenham’s campaign and perhaps he, above all others, is the one player that the club simply have to hold on to next season. Maybe he can also be installed as first choice penalty taker as well!
So having run through all the likely contenders, who is your player of the season for 2010-11?