Spurs icon Steffen Freund has suggested Spurs need to clinch some silverware in order to finally be considered a top team.
Tottenham enjoyed a record breaking campaign last season, achieving 86 points, the highest in the club’s history in the Premier League era, as well as a record finish, in 2nd place.
Yet, despite the team’s progression under Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs have tasted no glory since the Carling Cup victory in 2008, nearly a decade ago.
Though few would be quick to criticise the current Tottenham team, Freund has pointed out that the Spurs squad need to take the next step in their budding careers and win something.
In an interview with BT Sport, Steffen Freund said:
“Tottenham had a great season, came close to winning the league and it’s so important to be playing in the Champions League.”
“But Spurs have to go to the next stage now because Manchester United’s season was even better, because they won three trophies and they are in the Champions League too.”
“Coming second is a great season but it’s time they win some silverware now.”
Where teams like Manchester United thrived, Tottenham ultimately fell short, disappointingly bowing out of both European competitions at the earliest possible stages, as well as surrendering to defeat in the League Cup to Liverpool in October.
Spurs did however advance all the way to the FA Cup Semi-Finals, but were unlucky to come away from a narrow contest with a damning 4-2 defeat at the hands of eventual League champions, Chelsea.
Freund, who spent 5 years at Tottenham as a player but never scored a goal, believes that Spurs are on the brink of lifting a trophy, but just need to push themselves that little bit harder next season.
“They’re close,” He added. “And only need to take the last step.”
“I think it’s a little bit experience, players like Kane and Alli will be better next season but they need some more confidence.”
“They need players that can push them to be even better so if they’re fit they always play because they’re both unstoppable.”
Finally, Freund went on to talk about the exciting new stadium currently being built over where White Hart Lane used to stand.
When quizzed about prospective Wembley woe for Spurs, Freund remained positive and focused on the future at the club. He said:
“I think it’s an exciting time at Tottenham now, the new stadium is being built so everyone is looking forward to that.”
“It may even be better than Wembley because it’ll be tighter and with 61,000 supporters really close to the pitch it could be the best stadium in the world.”
“So I think all the players will be looking forward to an exciting season and I think they’ll finish in the top four once again, but the next step is to start winning some silverware.”
Have something to tell us about this article?