England legend comments on Tottenham’s trophy chances

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham have been on the brink of doing something special for a number of seasons now, narrowly missing out on Premier League titles to both Leicester and Chelsea in successive seasons.

Spurs have now finished in the top three for three seasons in a row, being rewarded with consistent Champions League football.

Last year they beat Real Madrid, the holders and eventual champions, at Wembley 3-1.

However, despite having this crop of incredible players, Spurs are still yet to win a trophy under Pochettino, or for the last decade for that matter.

Spurs have built an amazing youthful team, rather than breaking the bank to buy talent and trophies like some of their rivals, which should be applauded.

But, for us to applaud such enterprise, Spurs need to win something first, to give us something to really clap about.

After starting the season well with three wins on the bounce, Tottenham have now slumped to two successive defeats, leaving their form and confidence in tatters.

Many are now questioning whether they have the credentials to challenge for anything this season.

England legend Rio Ferdinand has weighed in on the debate: “Too many things going against them — Wembley for one. Spurs need to concentrate on winning the Premier League. They have got really good players.

“This is easy for me to say, as I have won both, but if I had won the Champions League and not the Premier League, I would be gutted. You want to win your home championship and walk around and say, ‘I am the champion in my own country. I don’t care what you say, I have won this. We got it done!’

“This Spurs side has been on the periphery. They know how to get near to the top of mountain, but that is the type of thing that will scar these players for life. If they don’t do it, it is hard to take that out of your mind.

“When you retire and those boots get hung up, they will be having sleepless things over things like that.”

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