Harry Winks has admitted that the Tottenham stars are keen to end their trophy drought and get some silverware under their belt as they prepare to face Bretford in the Carabao Cup semi-final tomorrow evenning.
Brentford have had a great run to the last four, having beaten three Premier League sides along the way.
Winks admitted that the Spurs players are under no illusions over the difficulty of the task that lies ahead in North London.
Speaking about the semi final, he told Football.London: “It will be a tough game. They are a good side and doing well in the Championship. We know they’re not going to be a walkover.
“It’s important we approach the game right. It’s important we play when we can play and that we take our chances.
“We cannot afford to be complacent with this team. Even though they’re in the Championship they can still hurt us.
“So we must approach it right and we know if we do that we will put ourselves in a good position to win.”
Tottenham have not lifted any silverware for almost 13 years and despite getting close to winning the Premier League and the Champions League in that time, the team has not been able to get across the final hurdle.
There has been a lot made of Spurs’ failure to win trophies over recent years but Winks admitted that it was not through a lack of trying.
He said: “We don’t take too much notice of what people say about that. We’ve wanted to win a trophy every season, regardless of what people have said.
“Every footballer in the world wants to win trophies and we’re no different.
“We obviously know there has been a bit of hype around Tottenham not winning a trophy for so long, but that hasn’t changed our mindset. We still want to win a trophy.”
The England international admitted that he was in the crowd at Wembley when Tottenham last won silverware, with the Lilywhites beating Chelsea in the final to lift the League Cup in 2008.
Speaking about that evening, the midfielder said: “I was in the stand with my dad. We were in the top tier at Wembley and I remember being there for an hour after the game watching all the players celebrate on the pitch.
“It would be brilliant if we could do the same this season.”
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One cannot underestimate how important it would be to get that monkey off our backs by winning the EFL Cup this season. It could give the players the confidence they need to go after bigger and better honours.
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