Cape Town - Tottenham striker Harry Kane admits "the most important
thing is to try and win a trophy", having fallen just short of claiming
silverware over the past few years.
Spurs have re-emerged as a true force in the English game
under boss Mauricio Pochettino but despite coming close, are still to break
their 11-year wait for a trophy.
They got to the Champions League final last season and have
regularly gone deep into the domestic cup competitions, but have always fallen
Pochettino said this season will only be successful if they
can lift some silverware, a sentiment that is echoed by star striker Kane.
"The most important thing is to try and win a
trophy," the England skipper told PA. "We spoke about it a lot, we
know how difficult it is.
"But I think we've proved in the last five years that
we have a good enough squad. We just need to get the job done out on the pitch.
We'll do everything we can to win something and I think it would give everyone
at the club a big boost.
"Year-by-year we have progressed, but we still haven't
really got anything to show for it.
"I think we've earned the respect of teams and fans
around Europe, but we haven't had that success of winning a trophy. The players
and the manager want to do that. We've been a success as how we've progressed
as a club but we're at the stage now where trophies and titles are the most
Spurs have endured a mixed start to the Premier League
campaign after beating Aston Villa 3-1 on the opening weekend of the season.
Since then, the north London outfit managed to draw 2-2 with
reigning champions Manchester City before suffering a shock 1-0 home defeat at
the hands of struggling Newcastle United.
The Lilywhites already find themselves five points behind
Premier League frontrunners Liverpool and it will take some effort for Kane's
side to finish top of the pile come to the end of the campaign.
Tottenham were able to strengthen through the summer after a
couple of transfer windows with no new faces through the door.
However, the squad seems to have been unsettled by the
contract situations regarding a handful of key first-team players.
Speculation is still rife surrounding the likes of Christian
Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld, so their futures need to be resolved
before Tottenham can settle into the matter of winning trophies this season.
- TeamTalk Media