'Incredible moments' – Alan Shearer makes huge claim about current Tottenham side
England and Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has urged Tottenham to grasp their huge opportunity to win club football’s biggest trophy, and said their current side is the best in 50 years.
Writing in his column in The Sun, the ex-striker waxed lyrical about the current squad of players, who he felt were the best the club had produced in the last 50 years, and pointed to the examples set by Manchester United, Arsenal, and Leicester City as a guiding light for success.
Shearer wrote: “All clubs have these incredible moments where opportunity knocks and I would argue that Spurs have a major one right now in the final three months of this season with the Champions League and FA Cup.
“The chance to walk into their fabulous new stadium with a trophy held aloft, maybe even club football’s biggest one of all.
“The chance to prove to players it is not all just about the big bucks in the bank but medals on the sideboard, memories that cannot be bought.
“Another second place in the Premier League will be a notable achievement but they need a trophy.
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“They haven’t lifted one for ten years and now have possibly their best side in half a century.”
Ahead of the visit of Juventus to Wembley on Wednesday night, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have a foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and know that if they can hold onto their two away goals and defend with their lives, they have the players to go even further.
Football Insider verdict:
Shearer is absolutely right, for while they draw their masses with their stylish play, they will never be remembered for anything more than that. Furthermore, while they kid themselves into thinking that Spurs are the number one side in North London, until trophies begin to fill out the sparse cabinet, in terms of being a big club they’re nowhere near Arsenal’s collection yet. However, Pochettino is building something that could potentially be considered a dynasty, and as long as this group – and manager are kept together – they have the platform and the players to do something special.
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