By Harvey Byrne
Sky Sports pundit George Boateng has made the huge claim that he believes Tottenham will be the team to dominate the Premier League in the near future.
However, he did also suggest that they first need to experience winning a trophy if they are to go to become the dominant side in England.
Fans will certainly be delighted with this prediction after watching their team so often finish as the best of the rest outside of the top four.
But, since Mauricio Pochettino’s appointment in 2014 the north London club have come on leaps and bounds and infiltrated the top four last season and look to be on course to do so in this campaign.
Former Premier League midfielder Boateng shared that he felt Tottenham’s young squad could become a force in the future, but they must first win a trophy with their last one coming back in 2008.
“That’s the whole problem,” started Boateng speaking on Monday morning’s Sky Sports News Premier League Daily show about Spurs’ lack of trophies.
“You saw last year they came so close in the Premier League when they slipped up against Chelsea and this time if you look at the game against Fulham he changed the full-backs. Came in Trippier and Davies came in because the full-backs can’t do three games in a row in the Premier League, or at any level because it is too much.
“He changed it because they have the Gent return match also in between, but they need to get to a final. The most important thing is to get there. On the day it’s 50-50. It’s a dice.
“They need to get to that situation first and then gain experience. Win it, get the belief back and I think Tottenham in the next three or four years will be probably the team that may rule the Premier League with the age group that they’ve got, but they’ve got to get experience.”
As Boateng pointed out Tottenham are currently playing across three competitions in the Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup.
At this moment in time it looks like the famous English trophy is their best chance of picking up some silverware as they are currently 1-0 down against Gent in Europe after the first leg while sitting 10 points between league leaders Chelsea.
However, supporters would certainly embrace an FA Cup victory and they will be hoping Boateng’s prediction comes true afterwards.
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