Former Tottenham Hotspur star Micky Hazard has made a bold prediction about the club and its players if they can win their first trophy, speaking on the latest Last Word on Spurs podcast.
The chat on the podcast was about whether the north London outfit should focus on winning either the FA Cup or Carabao Cup this term, and the 59-year-old was clear on his thoughts and what he believes will happen if/when this team and manager Mauricio Pochettino pick up the club’s first trophy since 2008.
Hazard told the Last Word on Spurs (56:30):
“When we get over this line for the first time, the belief that will give the players. We’ve been there, we’ve seen it and we’ve done it, and we can go and do it again. You don’t know how to get over the line until you get over the line. Once you do, the next time you’re in the same scenario you know you’ve got what it takes to do this.
“This team is so, so close, and has been three or four years to getting that first trophy under their belt, and once they do watch them take off. They will take off and we’ll go to another new level.
“Once you’ve got that, the players can surge on and win more and more trophies.”
Hazard certainly raises an interesting point, and you would think that finally ending their long spell without a trophy would provide some confidence not just for the players and the management, but in general throughout the whole club.
Momentum is a word that is used a lot in football, and once you have some it can be difficult to stop it.
Who’s to say that if this talented group of players – who showed what they are capable of with their four-goal first half blitz against Crystal Palace at the weekend – get that first trophy over the line, it won’t drive them on and give them that experience to lift many more.
Tottenham fans will just be praying that their former man is right and that success isn’t too far away.