Jurgen: Ange Postecoglou will deliver silverware says Spurs legend

JURGEN KLINSMANN reckons Ange Postecoglou can finally break Spurs’ 15-year trophy curse this season.

Tottenham have not won a silver medal since winning the League Cup in 2008 after beating Chelsea.

Jurgen Klinsmann addresses South Korea's friendly against Wales in Cardiff. Credit: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire.


Jurgen Klinsmann addresses South Korea’s friendly against Wales in Cardiff. Credit: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire.
Tottenham have not won a silver medal since beating Chelsea in the 2008 League Cup final at Wembley Stadium


Tottenham have not won a silver medal since beating Chelsea in the 2008 League Cup final at Wembley StadiumPhoto credit: AFP-Getty

But Spurs legend Klinsmann, now South Korea coach, believes new coach Postecoglou – with captain Son Heung-min – can deliver trophies.

And that’s without the club’s record goalscorer Harry Kane, who joined Bayern Munich for £104million this summer.

Tottenham are second in the Prem and Klinsmann (left) said: “That’s what you work for – the chance to win trophies.”

“Of course they have the opportunity to win an FA Cup or even a Premier League.”

“We all know how dominant Man City are at the moment and how difficult it is.

“I look back over the last year and Arsenal have been great but I see a team that has just as much quality as this Spurs side.”

“You have a fantastic manager who is a human being. Why can’t they surprise people this year?”

“The goal of Son and his teammates is to win trophies.”

“It’s been a long time for Spurs, but you start every year with that goal in mind. The players and the coach have that ambition.”

“As one of her biggest fans, I’ll keep my fingers crossed. I hope they succeed and win something.”

Klinsmann and Korea captain Son will witness Spurs’ new £47.5million striker Brennan Johnson first-hand in tonight’s Cardiff friendly against Wales.

Son said: “Brennan showed his quality at Nottingham Forest last year and I can’t wait to see him through my eyes.”

“He’s a very good player – very talented. Welcome to Spurs! I can’t wait to play with him.”

“It’s only been four games this season but we want to continue going positively with Brennan.”

“When he comes to Spurs he wants to improve and take the next step.”

“He will feel the pressure but I can’t wait to have him on our team playing even faster and more attacking football.”

New Spurs leaders Son, 31, started his season with a hat-trick in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Burnley.

Son scored his first Tottenham goals of the season with a hat-trick in last Saturday's 5-2 win over Burnley


Son scored his first Tottenham goals of the season with a hat-trick in last Saturday’s 5-2 win over BurnleyPhoto credit: Reuters

And Klinsmann says the added responsibilities Son brings with him as Hugo Lloris’s successor as Tottenham captain will improve his game.

He said: “Sonny as captain is my right hand man. That’s huge.”

“I’m a big Spurs fan and it makes me proud that he captains both teams. It’s very special. It is a joy and delight to see his natural leadership qualities.”

“He not only inspires the young players but also the experienced players because of his personality and what he has achieved. There are exciting times ahead of him.”

“Sonny is in the maturity stage of his career. Attacking players live on goals. It’s food for life. The real spice of the game is goals.”

Son added: “It’s a great honor to be captain of the club and the country. Being a captain is not about words, it is about actions.”

“I have to prove to the team that I can be the leader on and off the pitch.”

“I have great players around me in my country and at Tottenham. It was great to score a goal at the weekend.”

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“But I’m always calm and I never rush if I don’t score for a few games because I’ve got ten players behind me and that’s why we all love football.

“You help me to become a better person, player and captain.”

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emma@ustimespost.com.

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