Tottenham Hotspur have spent years in the shadows of other big sides in English football, with the Lilywhites seeing the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and now Manchester City enjoy their glory years.
Spurs, meanwhile, have struggled to win any major honours but they’ve improved dramatically in recent years, returning to the Champions League this year, and there is a sense of optimism around the club as they prepare for life in a new look White Hart Lane.
Speaking to Sky Sports, new manager Mauricio Pochettino stated his belief that the new stadium could be the making of the club and can help the Lilywhites compete for league titles.
“I think for us, our first challenge is to finish the new stadium. We have brilliant facilities on the training ground and I think the new stadium can help a lot for us to fight for the titles. We have to wait now and it’s all about time. It’s difficult to ask for time in football but I think we are in a good process.”
“A good challenge is to arrive at the new stadium and at that moment, be in the position to fight for titles.”
The closest competitors to Leicester City last season, Spurs fell away right at the last and have struggled to push on this season, currently sitting fifth in the standings and not too far ahead of Manchester United.
Having endured an early exit from the Champions League, Spurs have a lot of work to do if they’re to become one of the elite like they aspire.