Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech said ending above rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Leading League is not their priority, adding Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect ought to acquire a trophy to demonstrate how significantly they have come underneath the Argentine.
REUTERS: Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech said ending above rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Leading League is not their priority, adding Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect ought to acquire a trophy to demonstrate how significantly they have come underneath the Argentine.
Tottenham completed in advance of Arsenal for the initial time in 22 several years when they completed next in the league very last year.
Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger’s aspect skipped out on Champions League soccer with a fifth-put finish but ended the year by lifting their 3rd FA Cup in four several years.
“There is normally a single odd calendar year the place factors can modify, but the most vital issue for us is competing versus the other groups for the Leading League title and for the glory,” Cech advised Sky Sporting activities.
“We are not competing versus Tottenham Hotspur. Two several years in the past when we completed above them we were upset mainly because we did not acquire the title.
“Our focus on is to acquire the title and be prosperous all through the year, not automatically searching at what Tottenham are carrying out.”
Pochettino’s Spurs have challenged for the league title more than the very last two seasons, while their the latest victories more than True Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have put them amongst the prime golf equipment in the Champions League.
But having failed to acquire a key trophy since the League Cup in 2008, Cech believes successful silverware is needed for Spurs to mark their the latest development.
“There was normally a thing lacking but I would say the distinction was when Pochettino came,” the 35-calendar year-outdated from Czech Republic added.
“They have been there in the very last couple of several years so now I assume they have to make certain they acquire a thing to clearly show the progression.”
Arsenal, at the moment sixth in the standings, host 3rd-put Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium in the league on Saturday.
(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru Enhancing by Christian Radnedge)