Winston Reid names top five strikers, includes two former Tottenham heroes

Winston Reid and Libor Kozak

Winston Reid has named the top five strikers he's faced whilst at West Ham.

West Ham United defender Winston Reid has revealed the top five forwards he has played against in an interview with Fanbookz.

The New Zealand international, 26, joined West Ham after starring at the 2010 World Cup, arriving from Danish side Midtjylland shortly after the tournament.

Whilst many felt that Reid had potential, few could have expected him to become the vital player he is now for the Hammers, with Reid making 135 appearances for the club since his arrival.

Having recently signed a new contract to stay with the club until 2021, Reid is now a fixture of the West Ham team for years to come.

Yet rather than look towards the future, Reid has been casting his mind back to the best forwards he has faced during his time in England in an interview with Fanbookz.

Reid limited his choice to just five, and whilst the choices of Luis Suarez, Robin van Persie and Sergio Aguero are natural choices for any Premier League defender, the inclusion of two ex-Tottenham players will raise some eyebrows.

Even aside from the rivalry between the two clubs, Reid chose Gareth Bale - predominantly a winger - and Jermain Defoe over Wayne Rooney.

"He was playing up front against us in his latter days at Tottenham Hotspur, and his record speaks for itself. He moved to Real Madrid the summer after we played against him, and you don’t become the most expensive player in world football for nothing," Reid said of Bale.

"The times I’ve played against Jermain Defoe he was always so hard to mark. He’s always on the shoulder, and running in behind, and when he gets half a chance he’s always getting a shot off and he gets goals wherever he’s played," he added of the Sunderland striker.

The duo certainly scored masses of goals for Spurs, but the omission of players like Rooney, Didier Drogba, Diego Costa and Daniel Sturridge in favour of Defoe may turn some heads.

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