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eFootball PES 2021: Tottenham Hotspurs Iconic Moments review

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With the delay in the eFootball 2022 mobile release, the only thing keeping the game alive might be getting more Iconic Moments, and honestly, there isn’t much interesting stuff on offer either. The addition of Iconic Moments players has no doubt increased the appeal of eFootball to players around the globe. Users have been able to relive match-winning performances from many players of the game in coin packs where several clubs have their icons up for grab. Several users have a great array of Iconic Moment players over a set of different clubs. However, some mainly focus on collecting Iconics from their favorite clubs. With legends being easily churned out in the game slowly, Iconic Moments players can add to the real glam of your squad. In this article, we shall review the Tottenham Hotspurs Iconic Moments in PES 2021.

All the reviews are made only after trying them out in both offline & online mode. Whenever any new Tottenham Iconic Moments are released, this review will be updated with the new set of players. We have previously reviewed the Iconic Moments players of the following clubs from PES 2020 and also the below clubs from PES 2021, so feel free to check those reviews out.

PES 2021: Tottenham Hotspurs Iconic Moments

We currently have three Tottenham Hotspurs Iconic Moments released in PES 2021 this year. Whenever any new Tottenham Hotspurs Iconic Moments are released in PES 2021, this article will be updated with the new set of players.

Robbie Keane

Playing Style: Goal Poacher

Looking back at the Iconic match

Tottenham faced Blackburn Rovers on 5th March 2006 on Matchday 28 in front of 35,000+ football fans in White Hart Lane. Tottenham desperately wanted a Champions League spot, hand to cling on to the fourth spot in the league, and this match was one step closer to achieving the same. In an exciting encounter, Tottenham outscored Blackburn 3-2, courtesy of Robbie Keane‘s double in the first half. Keane’s first goal was a wonder to behold, even though it stemmed from a throw-in that should have been awarded to Blackburn.

Keane, who picked out a throw-in, with his back to goal as well as being closely marked by Robbie Savage. This made him be in an unpromising position, however, he nonchalantly flicked the ball over Savage, and slipped inside Andy Todd with a second, sharp piece of skill, before hammering a shot past Blackburn keeper Brad Friedel.

PES 2021 Tottenham Iconic Moments Keane
PES 2021 Tottenham Iconic Moments Keane

The Irishman scored again, this time from close range as he took a shot off a deflected freekick. Two minutes after Keane’s second, Bellamy scampered down the wing and sent in an inviting cross for Pongolle, whose diving header marked his first goal for Blackburn. After the first half, Blackburn continued to have the better of proceedings and Paul Robinson showed great agility to turn over David Bentley‘s rising shot.

Blackburn drew level when Pongolle latched on to Ledley King’s poor header and crossed for Bellamy, who swept a half-volley past Robinson. Having worked so hard to get back in the game Blackburn let their guard down three minutes later, allowing Lennon to cross for Mido, who touched the ball into the empty net.

Player Analysis

Keane is one of the most prolific Irish strikers of his generation. His spells at LA Galaxy and Tottenham are notable. Coming to PES, Robbie doesn’t have the best of starts, but his overall game is quite impressive, and definitely can be an important player for your squad. He is quite an upgrade over his already existing Legend card.

Surprisingly, Keane overperforms his stats in plenty of games. This is noticeable when players notice his tuns, as he is really good at finding that elite space to get past a defender and get at the end of a through the pass. He surely doesn’t have a great Offensive Awareness stat like an Endgame striker, but he does not disappoint either. His Finishing is consistent to be fair, his inside-the-box shots are accurately placed the majority of the time. Long Range Shooting comes as an added bonus with accurately placed and powerfully hit Rising Shots. He has a decent Chip in him even if it is not among the elites.

PES 2021 Tottenham Keane IM Stats

A decent Dribbler of the ball, his shielding of the ball is really good, which allows him to close down a defender from taking away the ball, and then burst through space to take a shot. He is quick and thus comes in handy in Counter Attacks. Average passing, but his Low Passes are good enough for near-the-box quick 1-2’s and liking up with other forwards. The overall game of Keane is really good, and for players who have him and doesn’t use him much, the guy can come in very handy, and this isn’t any bias talking.

Formation Discussion

Robbie Keane is a good fit as a sole CF too. He fits in a 4-3-3 formation, paired with quick wingers works well. Also, in 4-3-1-2, 4-2-2-2, 3-4-1-2 formations, Keane works great as he gets a lot of passes from the supporting striker/attacking midfielder which the Irish striker doesn’t miss often.

Rafael van der Vaart

Playing Style: Classic No. 10

Looking back at the Iconic match

The London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham was a close contest, with fiery moments that were memorable for years for fans of both sides. The matchup in the Emirates Stadium was fire since minute one and continued the tempo throughout. Tottenham shocked Arsenal with a dramatic 3-2 win, thanks to an impressive attacking performance from the visitors. The game started in acrimony when Nasri refused to shake hands with his former Gunners team-mate William Gallas, but it was the latter who had the last laugh after the dramatic finale.

Nasri put the Gunners ahead after nine minutes with a goal from a Fabregas assist. Fabregas was dictating events in imperious fashion from midfield, and he inevitably played a part as Arsenal doubled their lead after 27 minutes. He spread the play to Andrey Arshavin, and Chamakh reacted more quickly than Kaboul to the Russian’s cross to turn a close-range finish past Gomes. Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, as he had to do, made a change at the interval when he sent on Jermain Defoe for Aaron Lennon, and was involved as Spurs gave themselves a lifeline five minutes after the break.

PES 2021 Tottenham Iconic Moments Van Der Vaart
PES 2021 Tottenham Iconic Moments Van Der Vaart

Defoe won an aerial battle to find Van der Vaart, and Bale showed great touch and technique to control the Netherlands star’s pass in his stride and glide a finish past the outstretched hand of Fabianski. Spurs took heart from the goal and were level after 67 minutes in bizarre circumstances. Fabregas inexplicably chose to raise his arms to head high to block Van der Vaart’s free-kick, an offense easily spotted by referee Dowd and just about everyone else inside The Emirates.

Van der Vaart slotted home the penalty, prompting an instant response from Wenger as he replaced Chamakh with Robin van Persie. It was Spurs, however, who completed a quite astonishing comeback four minutes from time when Kaboul’s glancing header took Van der Vaart’s free-kick out of Fabianski’s reach. Arsenal, stunned, had no response to offer as Wenger was left to sift through the wreckage of this damaging defeat.

Player Analysis

The Dutch international was known for his goal-scoring prowess from set-pieces throughout his career and the former Golden Boy winner did leave his mark in popular clubs like Ajax, Real Madrid, and shined for Tottenham in his two-year stint at the club. Van Der Vaart’s Iconic moment version is a major upgrade over his Legend version. A Classic No.10 playstyle, his attacking game can be a major influence on a game.

With an average Offensive Awareness stat, Vaart sometimes finds himself in messy situations, as he drops too deep sometimes or makes random runs that aren’t effective. So, players would have to trigger runs if there is Counter Attack chance or a similar scenario. Decent Dribbler, but he feels a bit on the heavier side sometimes, and lack of skills is a problem sometimes. His Finishing is good, reliable, and can hit a good strike outside the box too. His Dipping Shots are really effective.

PES 2021 Tottenham Van Der Vaart IM Stats

Passing is magnificent, just like most Dutch maestros out there in the game. Smooth as a whistle through passing is his best ability, and just like in the Iconic game he played against Arsenal, he can produce such moments in the game with ease. His Freekicks are also very accurate, producing good curl on it too to make it effective. His speed isn’t a talking point, not pacy and he doesn’t have the ability to play a pressing game, which adds to his weakness.

Overall, a consistent player to have in your squad if you are searching for a creative attacking mid even as a substitute. He can provide the missing magic, which he did in the past, and it may not be a problem to repeat it again.

Formation Discussion

As a Classic No. 10, Vaart’s best position would be as an AMF in 4-3-1-2, 4-2-1-3, 3-4-1-3, etc. Use him in a pure attacking perspective, to create and give defense splitting passes to your forwards. He can be a decent utility player at CMF, SS, and LMF.

Paul Gascoigne

Playing Style: Classic No. 10

Looking back at the Iconic match

Another London derby classic between Tottenham and Arsenal. Derbies do not disappoint, and this game didn’t do either. Attacking duo Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker starred for Spurs as they dominated their North London rivals at Wembley to claim the win in the 1991 FA Cup semi-finals with a scoreline of 3-1. Arsenal went into this game having lost just one league game all season and was confident of brushing aside their fierce rivals who had been beset with financial irregularities and indifferent league form throughout the season.

PES 2021 Tottenham Iconic Moments Gascoigne
PES 2021 Tottenham Iconic Moments Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne was in irresistible form throughout the FA Cup run. Gascoigne, a player whose ability to rise to the big-match occasion makes him one of the modern-day great players in the English game, and once more he proved that to be the case in an encounter that will live in the memory of Spurs fans for years to come. With five minutes in, Gascoigne put his side in the lead with an amazing free-kick from 30 yards which beat David Seaman and flew into the top left-hand corner.

That goal settled any early nerves for Spurs and just five minutes after Gazza’s wonder strike, Gary Lineker poked home from close range a second after Paul Allen’s cross eluded the Arsenal defense. Spurs were now firing on all cylinders with Gascoigne and Samways dominating in midfield and Allen and Howells negating the threat of Arsenal full-backs Lee Dixon and Nigel Winterburn. On the stroke of half-time Arsenal pulled a goal back when Alan Smith profited from Dixon finally breaking forward and heading home a deep cross in front of Gary Mabbutt.

Gascoigne left the field at the 60th minute, not before getting a standing ovation to be replaced by Nayim as Spurs went in search of a third goal, which they did at the 78th minute when Vinny Samways combined with Mabbutt to release Lineker whose shot squirmed through Seaman’s hands and into the net, to achieve a memorable victory on their route to their eighth FA Cup triumph.

Player Analysis

One of Tottenham’s best attacking midfielders, Gazza’s performance stood out whenever he played on the pitch, his impact was well received and still remembered among football fans. A very creative attacking midfielder with a strong shot, Gascoigne was a magician to watch out for on his day for his Club and Country.

His playstyle in PES is Classic No. 10, which many players hate to use in an attacking position. Gazza is a great player to miss out on, as his presence will be easily seen on the pitch. Offensively, he isn’t a heavy runner up front, but he does an amazing offensive eye. He gets into spaces near the box, and with a good finish stat and kicking power, he does get some bangers to his name. With no Weak foot, you can expect him to get his shots accurately, which he does often.

PES 2021 Tottenham Gascoigne IM Stats

He isn’t a flashy dribbler, but he can pull off some skills smoothly. His Ball Control and Dribbling do allow him to get off pressure, but his lack of pace doesn’t help much in bursting with pace. Gascoigne’s case is very special when it comes to the creation of chances in the attacking third. His passing is really good, may not be the best in the game, but it is a joy to watch when he lays off those amazing Weighted-through passes and long lofted passes.

Gaaza’s physicality game is okayish, just baseline average. Stamina is a concern, he isn’t a full 90 presser, as he is more aggressive on the pitch, his stamina depletes quickly. Overall, players shouldn’t leave him out because of his playstyle, he can adapt to your team once you understand his game. Once you do, it is positive.

Formation Discussion

Another Classic No. 10, Paul is an amazing creator in the attacking third, so he works best as an AMF. 4-3-1-2, 4-2-1-3, 3-4-1-3 are some great formations.

Which Tottenham Hotspurs Iconic Moments do you have in PES 2021 and what are your thoughts about them? So, let us know in the comment section below!

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