Petr Cech tells Tottenham to win trophy to match Arsenal success

Ross Houston
November 15, 2017

This is the moment that "international break" transitioned to "North London Derby" week.

He went on to further tell Sky Sports.

Cape Town - Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen believes the club have been transformed, and has credited manager Mauricio Pochettino for providing stability.

Despite talk about the continuous failings of Wenger and Arsenal, the Gooners have still won the FA Cup 3 out of the past 4 years. Everything has been put into what we all wanted at Spurs. Two years ago when we finished above them we were disappointed because we didn't win the title. Spurs got past both Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid to reach the knockout round, and it has White Hart Lane holding high hopes.

Most of Mauricio Pochettino's star players will have had breaks from football during the global fixtures, with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris all picking up injuries that kept them out of contention for their countries.

And he says Tottenham finishing runners-up last term - three places and 11 points above Arsenal - could be just "one odd year".

"Tottenham have also been impressive and I had thought they would struggle going for the title with the Wembley and playing in the Champions League but they've gotten over it really well, so I'd have them third in the mix", he added. "With the quality of Alexis and Mesut you are always happy to have players like this in the team".

He added: "I still see Manchester United as the main title rivals for City this season, with Jose Mourinho's record being key, while he should have Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to come back when you really need those big-game players to make an impact".

"But you need them to perform, you need to feel they are committed to the case, I have to say they come every day, they work and as a team we feel that - although there is a lot of speculation, their contracts are different to everyone else's - you can see they are committed to the team".

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