Former Spur reveals how the club can hold onto their star players

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov admits that the current side is a better one than the one he played in during his time at the club, but must start winning trophies to keep the star players happy.

Spurs have not won a trophy since Berbatov helped Juande Ramos’ side beat Chelsea 2-1 in the League Cup final in 2008 at Wembley in which the Bulgarian striker scored the equalising goal following Didier Drogba’s opener.

Berbatov was part of BT Sport’s punditry panel for Tottenham’s match against Barcelona and admitted he was impressed by the performance but feels that they now must start winning trophies.

Tottenham progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions League after Inter Milan failed to better their result after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to PSV Eindhoven.

Berbatov scored 46 goals in all competitions for Spurs and only had a League Cup to show for his time at the club before moving on to Manchester United where he won the Premier League on two occasions, a League Cup, a Community Shield and the FIFA Club World Cup.

He told BT Sport: “On a personal level, you need to show up and say ‘I’m a great player’ but what did you win in the end? You go home and think, ‘am I going to win something?’

“But (progressing) in the Champions League, it tells you in the head that you’re going in the right direction.’ 

“This is the stage to show they are one of the best clubs in the world. They need to try and win something.

“This is how you keep your best players —by winning something.”

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