Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has warned that Tottenham need to take the next step and win some silverware if they want to keep their top performers at the club.
Spurs have been transformed under boss Mauricio Pochettino, who has improved the side season on season – leading them to consecutive title challenges, chasing Leicester last season and Chelsea in this campaign.
Pochettino’s men will meet Chelsea in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Saturday and Lampard, who won 13 titles with Chelsea, told BBC Sport that the north Londoners need to win a trophy to ensure the current squad stays at White Hart Lane.
He said: “Tottenham went close to winning the title last year but there are only so many times you can go close. Now is their time as a team where they have to make that breakthrough.
“The improvement of individuals in this Spurs team has been huge in the past couple of years, but winning something is the next step they have to take. They have to, if they want to keep the likes of Kane and Alli on a long-term basis.”
Spurs’ last title win came at Wembley against Chelsea in 2008 when they won the League Cup – and they’ll need to repeat that performance if they’re to book a place in next month’s final against either Arsenal or Manchester City.
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