Dembele still has trophy hope

Mousa Dembele still believes Tottenham can lift a trophy this season despite their surprise FA Cup exit to Leeds at the weekend.

Last Updated: 28/01/13 at 18:13 Post Comment

Mousa Dembele: Believes Tottenham can still win silverware

Mousa Dembele: Believes Tottenham can still win silverware

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Spurs were beaten 2-1 by the Championship side in the fourth-round tie at Elland Road, with Andre Villas-Boas' men unable to emulate the form which has seen them go seven games unbeaten in the Premier League.

The Europa League is now the only competition in which Tottenham can still claim silverware, having not won a major trophy since the 2008 Carling Cup.

Sunday's defeat to Leeds was a disappointing comedown after Spurs held Manchester United to a hard-fought home draw the weekend before.

But while Belgium midfielder Dembele admits his side were lacking motivation on Sunday, he believes they have the quality to win silverware.

Dembele, who came off the bench near the hour mark at Elland Road, told the London Evening Standard: "The most difficult thing is to think every week as you would if you were playing (Manchester) United.

"It is very easy to motivate yourself against them but when you have a team like this (Leeds) it's a bit more difficult, because they have everything to gain.

"You have to give extra energy to motivate yourself and maybe that was a bit of a problem for us but we still feel we can win a trophy this season, because there is a lot of quality in our group.

"It is a bit disappointing that the FA Cup is over but it is great that we have another trophy to get, so we will try to win that one."

To find out more about live football on Sky sports, Click here

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

tk421
F365's Transfer Guide - Part One

I

would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

godzilla
Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

W

ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

CamberleyGooner
The Back To It Gossip

Footer 365

Gundogan yet to make decision on future

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan could yet join Manchester United this summer, according to a report from Germany.

Liverpool close in on Milner - Report

Want-away Man City midfielder James Milner could be announced as a Liverpool player by the end of the week, according to reports.

Atleti, Arsenal and Liverpool target Vietto

Villarreal are reportedly attempting to renegotiate Luciano Vietto's contract to ward off interest from Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Mail Box

James Milner: Jose's Perfect Player?

Probably. But presumably he would not swap one bench for another. We have mails on over-hyped players, Arsenal enthusiasm, UEFA, FIFA and naked dudes...

Francis Is Coq Of The North (London)

There is more praise for Mesut Ozil, but it's Francis Coquelin who gets the big love in the Mails. Plus Lazio, Wilshere swears (who cares?) and an over-capped England...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company