As this article is being written, Borussia Dortmund travel to Wembley to face Tottenham in the first leg of their last 16 clash in the Champions League.
The Bundesliga leaders come into the game following two bad results. Having drawn 3-3 with Werder Bremen, they were kicked out of the German Cup on penalties. Then they squandered a 3-0 lead at home to Hoffenheim in the league to draw once more.
Spurs, meanwhile, kept their outsider hopes of the Premier League title alive with a 3-1 win over Leicester.
The two sides met in last season’s group stages, with Spurs winning both games.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been criticized for his repeated claims that he does not feel under pressure to win trophies at the club, claiming that building the foundations for a successful future has been paramount during his time in north London.
But now that a Champions League place for next season seems almost certain, and the Spurs are still in the race for the Premier League title, both fans and players want more. An article like Tottenham deserve silverware – Son is only one of the many signs of growing impatience.
Is there any chance for Tottenham of lifting a cup at the end of this season? In the domestic league Liverpool and Manchester City are still 5 points ahead, and tonight Pochettino misses key-players due to injuries. Harry Kane is out and Dele Alli probably also.
The odds for Tottenham winning a title are maybe better than ever in the Pochettino years, but the experts agree that the Spurs will need just that little bit extra. And then they are talking about extra money, to bring in one or two world class players – without having to sell their present stars.
As former Tottenham player Chris Waddle states in a recent interview with Sportingbet:
I think Daniel Levy will give Pochettino the spending power of Man City and Liverpool once they move in to the new stadium. Daniel Levy will have promised Pochettino that. I expect Tottenham to soon be making £80million signings that can push them to the next level.
Tottenham fans are used to seeing their side finish in the top 4 and will now be wanting to win silverware. Once Tottenham move in to the new stadium and start signing top players, they won’t have any excuses not to and I think they will.