Cech: Sp*rs need to win trophies to show progress


Cech: Sp*rs need to win trophies to show progress

This will be the first meeting between the two clubs since Spurs finished ahead of the Gunners in the Premier League last season, the first time that they have done so in 21 years.

"They've been there in the last few years so now I think they have to make sure they win something to show the progression".

"Success is ultimately winning trophies".

But Cech has said that if Spurs really want to show how far they've come, they need to win a trophy, something they haven't done since their League Cup victory since 2008. Our target is to win the title'.

Spurs finished above Arsenal last season and while Giggs sees Pochettino as possessing the best squad at the moment, he still believes that they have some way to go before coming the true dominant force in North London.

Tottenham Hotspur central defender Jan Vertonghen was held out of Tuesday's 3-3 worldwide friendly draw with Mexico after he tweaked his ankle in training with the Belgium national team earlier in the week. We were under pressure the last couple of years, people talking about winning trophies, obviously we are disappointed not to have won the title but we won FA Cups. "Our target is to win the title".

"There is always one odd year where things can change".

"I don't think there is a power shift", Cech said.

Cech, though is quick to identify Pochettino as the reason for Spurs breaking into the top four - and reaching the Champions League last 16.

"They have young, talented players as well as experienced players".

"They are an important part of the team", he added.

The Gunners' form has been patchy, especially away from home, and it's hard not to draw some parallels between that and the fact their two star players, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, have yet to make the kind of contribution you'd expect from players of that talent.

"There was always something missing but I would say the difference was when Pochettino came", he added.