The Tottenham midfielder is eager for Spurs to lift silverware following so many close calls in recent years.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko has outlined his desire to lift silverware with Spurs after years of near-misses which have given him “headaches”, insisting that “now we need to act” (Evening Standard).

Mauricio Pochettino’s charges 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.

However, Spurs are yet to lift a major trophy under the Argentine despite the clear progress, with their drought stretching back to 2008, when the North Londoners beat Chelsea at Wembley to lift the League Cup.

Reaction within the N17 contingent has been mixed, with Mauricio Pochettino stressing that he will only consider this season a success if Tottenham win a trophy (Evening Standard), while Ledley King, the last Spurs captain to lift major silverware, recently said “it is important just to improve” (PA as quoted by The Independent).

Sissoko appears to be more in the Pochettino camp, telling the Evening Standard: “I want to lift something with this club, with this group. Every time we are close to winning something and for me that gives me headaches.

“I think the club and all the players deserve it. We will try to do it this year. We have a good squad with a lot of quality and I think we have a squad to compete in every competition. Now we need to act, and see at the end where we are.”

After coming from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-1 last weekend, Tottenham now have an opportunity to test out their Premier League title credentials when they travel to champions Manchester City this Saturday to lock horns with Pep Guardiola’s side.

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