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King insists Spurs don't need silverware for successful season

Tottenham hero Ledley King insists the team doesn't need to win silverware for it to be a successful season.

Mauricio Pochettino's side reached the Champions League final last term, losing to Liverpool in Madrid, with the Argentinian still waiting to lift his first piece of silverware since taking over in 2014.

"No, it is important just to improve," King told PA when asked if it was vital for Tottenham to break their trophy duck.

"We all want to win trophies, every team wants to win trophies, but it is not a given. It is very difficult and no-one has a given right to win anything.

"The team will be trying to compete on all fronts to win anything, but I don't think you can judge the season on not winning a trophy.

"We will be able to look at the season as a whole and see what we have done. Last season was great for the club but we didn't win a trophy, so I don't think it can be judged like that.

"We all realise how difficult it is to win trophies at the moment - Manchester City won three last year, so the competition is very tough."

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