In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Mabbutt believes that the club can win two trophies this season and qualify for the Champions League in the process.
Spurs had endured a major dip in form in recent weeks, slipping to ninth in the Premier League table, before a recent resurgence against the likes of Burnley, Fulham and Crystal Palace.
Of course, a top-four finish may not be required to seal European football, with victory in the Europa League a realistic route into the Champions League.
Spurs will play Dinamo Zagreb in the last-16, a tie that is surely seen as winnable, while they have also reached the League Cup final, where they will play Manchester City, who were beaten 2-0 at Spurs back in November.
Mabbutt, speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, believes the glass is firmly half full, and thinks that Tottenham could end a difficult season remarkably successfully, especially given that Jose Mourinho ended his first season at Manchester United with the League Cup and the Europa League in the bag.
He said: “Well, yeah, I mean, that’d be fantastic. Jose did it, I think, probably against the odds at times at Manchester United.
“Yeah, we’ve shown in the League Cup and our Europa League performances that we are certainly a team who nobody wants to play in those competitions. Against Manchester City at home, I think we dominated the game as far as tactically, and obviously scoring the two goals won us the game.
“It’s all to fight for as far as I’m concerned, I think we’re a great group of players. Getting those players in the right frame of mind, and man-management, that’s down to the manager. And what I’m seeing over the last few games, it is starting to fall into place.”
Spurs host Zagreb in the capital on Thurday before facing arch-rivals Arsenal at the Emirates in the latest north London derby on Sunday.