Ange Postecoglou has outlined his ‘dreams of winning silverware’ with Spurs as the club prepare to begin their FA Cup campaign.
Spurs host Burnley in the FA Cup third round on Friday evening, as Postecoglou’s side look to take their first step towards cup success. The North Londoners have not won a major trophy since 2008, while the eight-time FA Cup winners have not won this competition since 1991.
Spurs suffered a second-round exit in the Carabao Cup earlier this season as Postecoglou rotated his team, but the Australian is insistent that he wants his side to go as far as possible as their FA Cup campaign gets underway.
“I’m similar to anyone who loves football. The FA Cup is a significant event. The FA Cup reaches every corner of the globe, it is a great competition with great tradition and I am looking forward to having a crack at it,” Postecoglou said at his pre-match press conference.
“At the start of every season every club has ambitions and dreams of winning silverware. More than anything else it is an opportunity for us to try and win a competition and for a club of our stature that should be the ambition every year.
“I know what I feel. Every competition I am in, I want to win. I don’t rank them or diminish any against others. Whether it’s domestic or continental everything is hard earned. I have not sensed anything different with this competition. The club has history in this, many of the greatest memories Spurs supporters have will have been in the FA Cup.
“You have to treat it differently. In cup games you know that’s it you have to give everything on the day and teams tend to play a bit freer to try and get the job done.”
Postecoglou provided an update on the fitness of his squad and confirmed James Maddison and Cristian Romero remain some way from a first-team return.
“James Maddison is not training with us yet. I won’t know until he’s back with in training with us and how he’s getting on. Cristian is still at the early stages [of his recovery].”