Where are they now? The Spurs team from Harry Kane's first start, August 2011
GK: Carlo Cudicini
Heurelho Gomes didn't adapt quickly to English football, struggling in particular with the physical challenge inside his own six-yard box. Needless to say, Harry Redknapp took one look at the error-prone Brazilian and started looking for a contingency - and he found one in Cudicini, by then a second choice to Petr Cech at Chelsea and allowed to move across London on a free transfer.
Gomes actually greatly improved; never to the point where the mistakes were eradicated from his game, but enough to become an integral part of the side which qualified for and took part in the Champions League. Cudicini, again, remained a second choice, making only 19 league appearances in three years before moving to MLS and LA Galaxy.
Retired as of 2014, he’s currently a member of Antonio Conte’s coaching staff at Stamford Bridge.
RB: Ryan Fredericks
An academy graduate, Fredericks had the misfortune of trying to break through at a time when Spurs weren’t terribly interested in their young players. He made sporadic appearances in the Europa League, but only as part of the club’s effort to eliminate themselves from the competition as early as possible.
A serviceable, pacy full-back, Fredericks has played for Bristol City and Fulham since leaving White Hart Lane in 2015. He's currently first choice at Craven Cottage.
CB: Michael Dawson
Long-time servant, sometime club captain and thoroughly decent bloke, Dawson left Spurs in 2014. The defender was sold to Hull to take part in their annual bounce between the Premier League and Championship.
Tottenham began their elevation to their current level while Dawson was still at the club, and perhaps there is a sense that they outgrew him, but – lack of pace aside – for a long time he was one of the better English defenders in the league. His partnership with Ledley King, while admittedly not truly elite, was also the bedrock of the club’s initial, Martin Jol-led resurgence.