The Tottenham Hotspur legend says that his old team don't have to win trophies to be successful.
Spurs are into their sixth season under manager Mauricio Pochettino but despite taking the club to a new level entirely since 2014, the Argentine hasn't won any silverware in North London yet.
Pochettino led Tottenham to the Champions League final last season but, having spent some £140 million on transfers during the summer, a Premier League title challenge is required.
The Lilywhites haven't seriously contested the title in a couple of years, and even then they finished seven points behind champions Chelsea.
King has told PA Sport: "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."
It's a claim that a lot of Tottenham fans will disagree with.
The supporters have seen everything but silverware under Pochettino and there is a feeling that it's essential for them to win trophies now.
As King says, there are other ways to measure success, but if you're spending more than Liverpool and Manchester City then there is no excuse if both of them blow you away in the Premier League again.
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