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King believes Tottenham doesn’t need to win a trophy to be successful

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According to the former Tottenham Hotspur captain, trophies do not define what a successful club is in the English Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur managed to stay at the top three of the English Premier League last season.

And the Spurs also got into the UEFA Champions League Final against eventual winners Liverpool.

For former Tottenham captain Ledley King, the club doesn’t need a trophy to call this a successful campaign.

“No, it is important just to improve,” he said to Four Four Two.

“We all want to win trophies, every team wants to win trophies, but it is not a given. It is very difficult and no-one has a given right to win anything.”

He explained: “The team will be trying to compete on all fronts to win anything, but I don’t think you can judge the season on not winning a trophy.”

“We will be able to look at the season as a whole and see what we have done. Last season was great for the club but we didn’t win a trophy, so I don’t think it can be judged like that.”

“We all realize how difficult it is to win trophies at the moment – Manchester City won three last year, so the competition is very tough,” he commented.

“The players want to improve and they will be looking to try and compete and until they are out of a potential title race, they will believe they can be right up there amongst it.”

“It is very early in the season, but it is a big game for both teams,” King added.

“Both will want to lay down a marker to say ‘this is where we are at this season’, but of course we all know there is such a long way to go, so many twists and turns. But in terms of trying to show you mean business this season, both teams will want to do that.”