Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has told the Ham and High about his "dream" for the club in the future.
Pochettino wants to guide Tottenham to the Premier League title and he is hoping to have the resources to enable him to do that.
At the moment the Argentine boss suggests that Spurs' budget means they are always likely to be finishing just outside the Champions League spots, but he wants to be given the funds to allow him to compete with the very best in the future.
“Manchester City has a squad and is a club where it’s realistic to fight to win the Premier League. Maybe in the future we will have the same resources where it will be realistic to fight to win the Premier League," he said.
"This is my dream and we want to fight for that, to try to find the resources in the next few years for it to be realistic to fight to win the Premier League.
“It’s always in our mind to improve the squad, our game and this is our target. We are a club where we take decisions together with the chairman and the structure in behind him. We all want the best for the club and this is our dream - firstly the chairman’s.”
It is true that Spurs have not spend masses of funds since 2013, but arguably a more pressing concern is that most their investment has been misplaced.
Spurs have picked up a worrying tendency to sign flops and there is an obvious need to change their approach in the transfer window.
The addition of Paul Mitchell as head of recruitment is designed to help them in this regard, but there will need to be other changes made if Spurs are to start challenging for the title.
Tottenham have the basis of a good squad, but they do not posses the sort of the quality that the leading sides have, and Pochettino will have a lot of work to do if he is to make his dream a reality at White Hart Lane.