Jamie Carragher says Tottenham Hotspur lack winning mentality

A General view inside the stadium as teams warm up prior to the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in...

Can Tottenham Hotspur win a trophy this season?

17 Oct 1998:  Michael Ball of Everton is challenged by Jamie Carragher of Liverpool during the FA Carling Premiership match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England. The game ended 0-0. \...

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has claimed in The Telegraph that Tottenham Hotspur lack a winning mentality.

Although the former Liverpool defender has praised Spurs for their recent performances and progress under manager Mauricio Pochettino, he has suggested that the players do not have a winning mentality.

“For me, the one thing the team lacks is that winning mentality,” Carragher wrote in The Telegraph. “Do those players truly believe they can win the big trophies?

“Is there something about Spurs as a club that means the general lack of expectation they will win the top honours impacts on the mentality of the players?

“For this to change there is an emphasis on the need to retain their stars such as Dele Alli and Harry Kane. No. The most important man they must keep is Pochettino.”

George Blackwood of Sydney FC is challenged by Jamie Carragher of Liverpool during the International Friendly match between Sydney FC and Liverpool FC at ANZ Stadium on May 24, 2017 in...

Tottenham have not won a major trophy for years, and that is something that the current group of players will be well aware of.

Manager Pochettino himself will be determined to win something, and perhaps Spurs will this season.

However, one must remember that not all teams can win trophies in a single season, and that does not constitute a failure.

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2017 in London, England.

Although winning the Premier League would be a massive for Tottenham, it would still be a success if they end up in the top four.

One must also note that Spurs have progressed to the last-16 stage of the Champions League as well this season.

Who know, Tottenham could well go all the way in the Champions League this season…

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