Two Wembley cup finals will make Pochettino's first season in charge a success

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  1. Lee Calver

    Lee Calver New Member

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    An in-form Burnley side travel to White Hart Lane tonight and will undoubtedly have every confidence of beating their Premier League counterparts.

    Sean Dyche's men have recently picked up points on the road against Manchester City and Newcastle United - both from losing positions - and followed that up with a victory against QPR in the six pointer on Saturday.

    Despite that, the bookmakers can only see one outcome and have the home side as huge favourites for tonight's FA Cup third round replay.

    However if Tottenham play in the same manner as they did against Crystal Palace at the weekend, punters backing Burnley the underdogs could reap the rewards.

    It is hard to see Spurs playing quite as bad for a second match running through and Pochettino will have worked extremely hard with the players on the training ground in the last few days to ensure we are ready for tonight's clash.

    Defining success?

    I can't speak for all Spurs fans, but prior to the season starting, any aspirations of finishing in the top four were unrealistic and ending up in the top six would been an achievement in my eyes.

    Manchester City and Chelsea were always going to be your top two this season. Arsenal never don't finish in the Champions League spots and the signing of Alexis Sanchez ensured that wouldn't change this time around. Manchester United, under LvG and after spending stupid amounts of money would deem it an even bigger disaster than last year if they aren't playing in Europe's biggest club competition next season. And Liverpool, despite selling star man Luis Suarez, have spent more than £100m on some big name players from across the world and failure to finish in the top four would leave the red half of Merseyside fairly perplexed I'd imagine.

    So where does that leave Tottenham? Back in August I would've said battling Everton for sixth place. And in all honestly, not much has changed in my mind. Southampton are performing as I thought Everton might and Brendan Rodgers side are yet to click, but my thoughts remain that a top six finish for Spurs will be a triumph.


    While a top four finish isn't out of reach yet, our best chance of success is clearly the cup competitions.

    With a two leg semi-final in the Capital One Cup to come against League One side Sheffield United, we should be seeing Tottenham play at Wembley at least once this year!

    I say ‘should’ as the Blades are the cup specialists of recent years and we all know that Spurs will make it tougher for themselves than it should be.

    Nonetheless, after 180 minutes of football, we should progress and book our place at Wembley to face either Liverpool or Chelsea.

    One Wembley appearance will be great, but I'm sure most fans will agree with me that if we can get there off the back of a good FA Cup run, it will be all the sweeter.

    It starts tonight

    To ensure we are still in with a chance of two cup finals though, we must overcome the Clarets this evening.

    While Dyche's side arrive in London in a rich vein of form, the noise of the White Hart Lane faithful will hopefully be enough to roar the boys to victory. A win tonight will mean a winnable home tie against Leicester City in the next round and move us one step closer to Wembley.

    Come on you Spurs!
  2. Mattj78

    Mattj78 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely. Even one piece of silverware would be a success in the scheme of things considering Spurs' massive failings since levy took charge of the club and stripped it bare of its history and to dare to do attitude.

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