Tottenham fans debate whether Nabil Bentaleb should be the club's captain

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is one of several candidates for the long term captaincy at the club.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino took a gamble for the club’s last game when he named Harry Kane as captain.

Kane has arguably been Tottenham’s best player this season so the move wasn’t a surprise, but it prompted Aston Villa legend Stan Collymore to suggest that midfielder Nabil Bentaleb would have been a better choice.

Bentaleb has been consistent under Pochettino this season following on from the positive impression he made when he became a consistent feature under Tim Sherwood in the first team.

He does have the makings of a future captain and finding the right leader ahead of next season is a massive decision, which he needs to get right.

Pochettino named Younes Kaboul as his captain earlier in the season, but the Daily Mirror reported at the end of the winter transfer window that the defender is a target for Italian side Roma and if he leaves, someone else needs to step up and fill the void.

Here are the thoughts of Tottenham fans debating whether Bentaleb has got what it takes to lead the side moving forward.

George: Definately not!! for me he makes too many mistakes in crucial areas of the pitch, and also he does not have enough presence, he's built and looks like a boy, and also tackles like a boy!

Alan: Yes he is a boy with brave man heart ! sweat blood for spurs not a primadona and honest player and he is only 20 years old. Plays for Algeria who went further in the world cup than England

David Reader: he's been one of our best players since he first pulled on the shirt last season at 19! - he has full on world class potential and should keep his place in the starting eleven

King Glenn: First time I have ever agreed with Stan Collymore but, yes, I totally agree. Nabil didn't play particularly well yesterday (who did?) but he is definitely a natural leader

Amine Mohamed: spurs needs a player of nabil s type, he is honest and he is a natural leader, he gained more experience and confidence when he participated in the world cup

Nate: Personally think he is not a great player. The fact he's called a good one, shows more our midfield deficiency than he commanding performances

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