Jose Mourinho will have to win a trophy for Tottenham Hotspur to keep talisman Harry Kane in the squad.
f Spurs finish yet another campaign without a trophy, and with no Champions League football in September, you have to wonder if Kane is going to stick around much longer.
Even if they win the League Cup final against Manchester City, it may not be enough to appease the fans, chairman Daniel Levy or even Kane himself.
I only had a League Cup winner’s medal to show for my career and I still get absolutely slaughtered for it.
For this season to be regarded as a success, Mourinho probably has to deliver Champions League football – and that means putting all his eggs in one basket by winning the Europa League.
Harry Kane may look at potential transfers in the summer if Tottenham fail to win a trophy this season (Image: Neil Hall/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
On paper, their last 16 tie against Dinamo Zagreb looks very winnable but it feels like a lifetime since Tottenham beat City 2-0 to go top of the Premier League.
That left City eight points off the lead in eighth place and some of us got carried away so much we even said Spurs were genuine title contenders.
Look how far the table has turned. Tottenham have taken only 11 points from their last 12 games and City are now a massive 23 points ahead of them.
That’s a 31-point swing – absolutely incredible.
As a serial winner, finishing the season without a trophy is simply not an option for Mourinho.
Spurs have been there and done that for the last 13 years. The League Cup in 2008 remains their only trophy this century.