It was a cruel twist of fate that saw Liverpool football club pick up their first major trophy under the managerial reign of Jurgen Klopp at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.
In a game that fell flat within 30 seconds due to a handball, that wouldn’t be considered a handball under the VAR rules in place for the 2019/20 Premier League season, Spurs can definitely feel hard done by (The Times).
I guess we will have to do it the hard way, just like Liverpool did following their 2017/18 final defeat to Real Madrid, we will have to brush ourselves off and try to go one better next season.
However, according to former Spurs player Darren Bent, Liverpool are guaranteed to win another major trophy next season, and should Tottenham do the same, Mauricio Pochettino will achieve “untouchable status” just like Klopp.
Bent, who joined Spurs for £16.5million from Charlton in June 2007 (Guardian) believes that the club have forgotten what it is like to win silverware, with their last success coming against Chelsea in the League Cup final in 2008 (BBC).
He exclusively told Football Insider: “They’ve got this new stadium now they need to start filling it with these trophies so if I’m Pochettino I’m going all out for trophy and then that will buy him a few more years again,
“Although I don’t think they’d sack him now anyway, because he’s a brilliant manager, he becomes completely untouchable if he wins a trophy.
“As soon as you win a trophy you know what it’s like, with Jurgen Klopp all them finals they lost, now he’s won the Champions League it’s like a weight off his shoulders now.
“I guarantee you Liverpool will go and win something else next season because they’ve been there, they know how to do that. I think Spurs maybe have forgotten how to win trophies, how to get the job done. All it takes is one and I think they’ll kick on again”
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The expectations amongst the fanbase and media might be for Pochettino to start winning trophies, but I think if Spurs were to mount a serious challenge again for the Champions League and Premier League this season, the board and fans will be happy.
Plus, some settling in for our new signings this season means the 2020/21 season is the quadruple… haven’t you heard?
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