The Tottenham cult hero captained Spurs to their last major trophy back in 2008.

Tottenham Hotspur legend Ledley King has stressed that the club does not need to win a trophy this season for the campaign to be deemed a success, as reported by The Independent.

Spurs have gone from strength to strength in recent years, regularly mounting Premier League title challenges and getting into the latter stages of the Champions League, last season making it all the way to the final.

In addition, Tottenham boast a top-quality team and have been able to retain numerous high-calibre players in recent years amid reported interest from elsewhere, allowing Mauricio Pochettino to continue building the squad.

However, Spurs remain without a major trophy since the 2007-08 League Cup, which King lifted as captain, but the 38-year-old believes that another campaign without a trophy should not automatically be regarded as a failure.

When asked by PA – as reported by The Independent – if it was crucial for Tottenham to end their trophy drought, King replied:  “No, it is important just to improve. We all want to win trophies, every team wants to win trophies, but it is not a given. It is very difficult and no-one has a given right to win anything.

“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. We all realise how difficult it is to win trophies at the moment – Manchester City won three last year, so the competition is very tough.”

After coming from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-1 last weekend, Tottenham now have an opportunity to send an early message in the battle between the league’s top six when they travel to Man City’s Etihad Stadium this Saturday to lock horns with Pep Guardiola’s side.

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