Goalkeeper Petr Cech believes Tottenham must win a trophy to match Arsenal’s success, denying suggestions of a north London power shift.
We of course finished well ahead of Arsenal for the first time in 22 years when we claimed second spot in the Premier League last season, while the Gunners missed out on a place in the Champions League by ending the campaign in fifth place.
Speaking to Sky Sports Cech was asked if there had been a power shift in north London, and the former Chelsea keeper said: “No I don’t think so. There is always one odd year where things can change, but the most important thing for us is competing against the other teams for the Premier League title and for the glory.
Cech added “We are not competing against Tottenham Hotspur. Two years ago when we finished above them we were disappointed because we didn’t win the title.
“Our target is to win the title and be successful during the season, not necessarily looking at what Tottenham are doing.”
Cech added: “They’ve been there in the last few years so now I think they have to make sure they win something to show the progression.
“Success is ultimately winning trophies. We were under pressure the last couple of years, people talking about winning trophies, obviously we are disappointed not to have won the title but we won FA Cups. Although the season was not always what we wanted, we always had a trophy at the end of it.”
The article adds that Mauricio Pochettino has earned plaudits for leading the club to challenge for the Premier League title in the last two seasons, adding that recent victories over Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have made people sit up and take notice.
The article adds that Cech was quick up praise the ‘Poch factor’ adding: “The big factor was the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino,You can see from his work at Southampton, he showed that he is very capable as a manager and coach”.
Cech concluded “For me that made the biggest difference because they have young, talented players as well as experienced players, their team is very well balanced. There was always something missing but I would say the difference was when Pochettino came.”
So we ask is he right in his assessment that we must win trophies in order to be considered as over taken them or is the Arsenal keeper running scared that indeed the power shift is happening. Let us know your thoughts on what Cech had to say
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