Emerson Royal has said that Tottenham have set their sights on getting their hands on the FA Cup and Champions League trophies this season.
Ahead of the start of the campaign, many predicted that Spurs would be the closest challengers to Manchester City and Liverpool this season after the Lilywhites secured fourth place last season and strengthened their squad significantly in the summer.
Antonio Conte‘s men have fallen a long way short of expectations this season and look set for another battle to qualify for the Champions League, however, they did receive a boost when Emerson put in a brilliant goalscoring display to help his side beat West Ham United 2-0 in north London yesterday evening to move back into fourth place.
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However, Tottenham are still going strong in the FA Cup, with a fifth-round clash away at Sheffield United next on the horizon at the start of March, while they will have to turn around a 1-0 deficit against AC Milan in the second leg to make it into the quarterfinal of the Champions League.
When asked about breaking the club’s trophy drought, the Brazilian told The Daily Mail: “We know how important it is. We have big goals in all competitions. The FA Cup is a cup we want to win, like all other competitions.
“But we do have hope for the FA Cup and for the Champions League. It’s my first Champions League and I want to help the team go in search of that title.”
The right-back admitted that Tottenham cannot afford to be as inconsistent as they have been over recent months if they want to fulfil their ambitions this season.
Emerson added: “We’ve talked about it a lot internally. We are a team with great potential and we can compete and fight for big things but with inconsistencies, this is practically impossible. We know we have to stay alive in all competitions and fight for everything.
“In this final stretch, we can no longer have these moments of ups and downs. On the pitch, it’s up to us to concentrate at the top level. It’s all still very open. All the teams are close. A win or a loss can change a lot and we are going to fight for a spot in the Champions League.”