Tottenham centre back William Gallas has dismissed claims that 4th place is success and insists silverware is what every footballer wants.
The Spurs defender is aware that his current side have not won a trophy since winning the League Cup in 2008, and that Tottenham have been challenging for a Champions League place in recent seasons.
Gallas maintains the satisfaction of reaching Europe’s elite competition does not compare to winning trophies, as it something that does not come along very often so they are moments to be cherished.
“For me, a trophy is something you lift at the end of the season and I know it’s a fantastic feeling.
“It doesn’t happen many times through your career, so for me to finish second or fourth isn’t the same as finishing top, as champions. It’s completely different.
“You feel different because you are the best team – the best player. You are so happy to lift a trophy – it’s the real thing to do.”
The Spurs ace emphasized that this competition was important to the club and that his teammates will be doing all they can to win the Capital One Cup.