Jose Mourinho’s anticipation of Arsenal’s long-awaited demise will inspire many Spurs fans to dream of glory this coming season.
Mourinho was quoted on www.feelfootball.com.
“I would put Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool as favourites again to win the Premier League – but regarding Arsenal, they also have a great team, but I’m not sure if the group have enough experience and quality to win.
“I see nobody else to win the Premier League, but Tottenham surely have the quality to fight for a top-four finish.”
Perhaps the most important goal for the N17 regulars would be an immediate European triumph.
Last year Manchester United overtook Tottenham in the number of European successes to become the second most successful British team in Europe.
The table now reads Liverpool an astonishing 8 wins (they are the most successful British team, despite Ferguson’s bleating), Man Utd with 4 wins and Spurs with 3 – then the rest.
This should not diminish the achievements of Celtic, Forest and Villa who have all won the Big One. Chelsea’s extraordinary financial development belies the fact that in terms of honours, they are very much a club in awe of traditional giants.
Juande must be the man who can bring Spurs up to four trophies this season with a team that is primed for UEFA Cup glory. And in the long term, the claim to be the first London team to win the Champions League is still up for grabs…