Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Arsenal: Where are Spurs' 2008 League Cup heroes now?

Tottenham Hotspur host Arsenal in the League Cup on Wednesday for the first time since the 2008 semi-final second leg, which saw Spurs run out 5-1 winners.

Tottenham Hotspur embarrassed North London rivals Arsenal 5-1 on their way to winning the League Cup in 2008. 

Goals from Jermaine Jenas, Robbie Keane, Steed Malbranque, Aaron Lennon and an own goal from Nicklas Bendtner were enough to send Spurs on their way to the League Cup final versus Chelsea, which they eventually went on to win 2-1. 

The game will live long in the memory of most Tottenham fans, but where are the players who became heroes that day currently plying their trade? 

Tottenham Hotspur's matchday squad v Arsenal - 2008 League Cup semi-final second leg:

Radek Cerny - The Czech Republic international rarely featured in the Premier League, but will be remembered at White Hart Lane for starting in goal for this match. He moved to Queens Park Rangers after his loan spell in North London, and finished his career at boyhood club Slavia Prague in 2014. 

Pascal Chimbonda - Formally known as one of the top full-backs in the Premier League, the plight of Chimbonda has been a surprise. In recent years, he has turned out for Football League sides Doncaster Rovers and Carlisle United, even non-league Drayton Town. He was last seen playing for AC Arles-Avignon in Ligue 2, however, playing just four times last season. He is currently without a club. 

Michael Dawson - The ever-present centre-back is currently plying his trade in the Championship with promotion favourites Hull City. In fact, he has captained the side in every Championship game this season, not missing a single minute, and has earned plenty of plaudits for his performances.

Ledley King - Injuries stopped King becoming known as one of the Premier League's truly great defenders. He played more than 300 matches for Spurs in all competitions, before retiring in 2012 to become an ambassador for the club. He is now working as a coach with the club's youth academy. 

Young-Pyo Lee - The South Korean international, who played in more than 90 matches for Tottenham in all competitions, left England to join Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund soon after the League Cup win. Nevertheless, he failed to reach the heights he did in England and quickly moved on from Germany to Saudi Arabia side Al-Hilal, before finishing his career in 2013 at MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps. 

Aaron Lennon - The England international went on to become a stalwart at White Hart Lane before moving this summer on a permanent deal to Premier League rivals Everton. Although he never really went on to live up to expectation, he did create some fond memories at Spurs during his 10-year spell.

Jermaine Jenas - Although he is still only 32, Jenas has been without a club since his release from QPR in 2014. Nevertheless, he can often be seen as a panelist on some of England's top rated football programmes, such as Match of the Day. He has not ruled out a return to football, with the former Nottingham Forest man commenting on a move to Leeds United earlier in the week, to Radio Yorkshire.

Steed Malbranque - Once revered as one of the top midfielders in the Premier League, Malbranque has continued to play for fairly big clubs since his departure from Spurs in 2008. Now, aged 35, he is a bit-part player for French giants Olympique Lyonnais and came on as a late substitute in their Champions League clash KAA Gent earlier this month.  

Teemu Tainio - The Finland international, who struggled to hold down a regular spot in the Tottenham side during his spell at the club, retired from football in February 2015 after leaving HJK Helsinki.

Robbie Keane - Arguably one of the club's better players during the competition, Keane will be fondly remembered by Spurs fans for the performances he gave when they went on to lift the trophy in 2008. He is currently the captain of LA Galaxy and tasked with scoring the goals to send the Republic of Ireland to Euro 2016. 

Dimitar Berbatov - As one of the most iconic players, and names in Premier League history, it will come as no surprise that Berbatov has continued to play at a reasonable standard, even into his mid-30s. He scored 13 Ligue 1 goals in 38 games for Monaco during his spell in France, however, has recently moved to Greek side PAOK, where he is yet to score. 


Tom Huddlestone - The domineering central midfielder is currently plying his trade alongside former teammate Dawson at Hull City, where he is still considered an integral part of the team.

Kevin-Prince Boateng - Inconsistency was Boateng's biggest problem at Spurs and he has struggled to shake that tag despite playing for some of Europe's biggest clubs following his departure. He is currently mulling over whether to stay at Schalke, as reported by the Daily Mail, or start a new career as a reality TV star.

Jermain Defoe - The former England international is still scoring on a regular basis in the Premier League for Sunderland, despite their poor start to the season. He currently has a record of five goals from seven games in all competitions this season. 

Paul Robinson - After his release by Blackburn Rovers at the end of last season, Robinson has been seen doing television punditry work for Sky Sports. He is yet to announce his retirement, leaving the door open for a possible return to football.

Jamie O'Hara - The former Wolves midfielder is currently playing his football for Fulham in the Championship after a few years out of the spotlight. He has started every game so far this season, without missing a minute of football, and has one goal and two assists to show for his time on the pitch. 

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