I’m not sure I totally agree with Harry’s comments about a FA Cup winners medal being crucial for us to having a successful season. Of course, I would be ecstatic for us to get that trophy we’ve all been waiting for, but I think he’s slightly downplaying this season’s progress.
I remember us going out to Gent last season in the Europa League following a disappointing Champions League campaign. I felt with the team at our disposal we could have done so much better, while this year has shown us play closer to our full potential in Europe.
Topping a group with Real Madrid and Dortmund should not be played down. The Spanish giants may have not had a great domestic season, but you can see with their victory in Turin last night that their performances in European competitions have not diminished by the same degree.
I won’t forget our victory at Wembley or even the draw at the Bernabeu in a hurry. The fact we also looked superior to Italy’s best team over two legs also showed how far we’ve come. This year, Spurs arrived firmly on the European stage in my view, and it’s a great platform for next season.
Still, you would like to see some trophies in the cabinet, and I get where Harry’s coming from in saying that winning the FA Cup would mean we would have something to show for our efforts It would certainly provide a great momentum boost going into next campaign.
Creating a winning mentality by winner cups shouldn’t be dismissed lightly, and as they say, sometimes the first trophy is the hardest to win. Whatever happens though, I have had a lot of great memories from this season already, and I will be hoping there will be a few more before the end of May.