A Welcome Return: Jurgen Klinsmann’s Second Spell at Spurs

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It’s fair to say that Jurgen Klinsmann was very much a fans favourite during his first stint at Tottenham Hotspur. A signing that was famously secured on the chairman’s yacht, it’s hard to overstate just how exciting his arrival was for Spurs fans.

The German made an instant impact, scoring on his debut in a 4-3 win away to Sheffield Wednesday. He went on to score 29 goals in that 1994/95 campaign but Klinsmann’s stay in the Premier League was all too brief.

Sad Farewell

Jurgen Klinsmann was the hero of White Hart Lane as he formed a deadly partnership with Teddy Sheringham. In typical Spurs style, the club failed to win anything during the German’s stay, but they were arguably the most entertaining team to watch.

1994/95 was highlighted by classic Klinsman goals. Unusually for such a prolific striker, he was more adept at the spectacular finish as opposed to the tap in, and many of his contributions would have been in the running for goal of the season.

With new manager Gerry Francis at the helm, the future looked promising for the club. Sadly, Jurgen Klinsmann found the lure of his native Germany too strong to turn down. After just one campaign in Tottenham colours, the striker headed to Bayern Munich.

Supporters were bereft while Chairman Alan Sugar was seriously miffed, stating that he wouldn’t ‘wash his car’ with Klinsmann’s signed shirt. It was a sad period for the club, but it wasn’t quite the end.

Midway through the 1997/98 season, Jurgen Klinsmann would return to White Hart Lane on loan from Sampdoria. He would feature in just 18 games, but he made a telling contribution in an eventful end to the campaign.

Spurs Striking Legacy

Tottenham Hotspur have a prolific striker in their current ranks and Harry Kane is very much in the Jurgen Klinsmann mold. The England captain enjoys the occasional tap in, but he is capable of long range efforts and contributes goals from outside of the penalty box.

Kane is instrumental in Spurs’ aims this season. The club are challenging for a top four finish and a place in the Champions League while fans are dreaming of success in one of three knockout trophies.

In all domestic competitions, Tottenham find themselves as fourth favourites behind Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea. Using odds supplied by the football betting sites attached to SBO.net, the team are very much in the mix for the Premier League, the FA Cup and the EFL Cup.

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A Telling Sign Off

Jurgen Klinsmann returned to a very different Tottenham Hotspur in 1997/98. His strike partner Teddy Sheringham had left for Manchester United and the club had become embroiled in a relegation battle.

The German would contribute nine league goals in just 15 games but Klinsmann wasn’t always at his fluent best. At one point, injury threatened to bring a premature end to proceedings but he fought back to fitness.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s most telling contribution came against Wimbledon when he scored four times in a 6-2 win. While he wasn’t at his vintage best, those goals led to survival while cementing the striker’s place in Tottenham’s Hall of Fame.