Arsenal legend Martin Keown admires Tottenham’s rise as a club in recent years but believes it will amount to nothing if they don’t win trophies.
Tottenham have improved significantly since Mauricio Pochettino took charge of the club.
The North London club were struggling to establish themselves as a top 4 club before the Argentine took charge. However, with two successive Champions League campaigns, the Lilywhites now are heading to establish themselves among the English elites.
The White Hart Lane based club were impressive in their title challenge last season, winning eight in a row. But, their late charge wasn’t enough as Chelsea didn’t succumb to the pressure and won the title regardless.
Nevertheless, Spurs finished runners up last season with Pochettino earning major plaudits for the success in a shoe-string budget.
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Yet, three-times Premier League winner with Arsenal, Martin Keown believes the success won’t continue for the Gunners’ local rivals unless they start winning trophies.
The former English international maintains that an inability to win trophies will make Spurs’ promising stars start to ponder over their future with the club.
“While Tottenham’s rivals are admiring their squad, nobody is looking over in envy at their trophy cabinet,” he said to Daily Mail.
“For all the plaudits, Spurs are yet to win a major honor under Pochettino.
“To keep hold of this promising side and prove that a shift in power has taken place, Tottenham need to start winning trophies.”