Ex-Tottenham midfielder Micky Hazard has claimed that Spurs' new stadium could prove to be the key that helps them become an elite in European football.
Spurs came within 90 minutes of winning the biggest honour in club football last summer. However goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi kept the Champions League out of Mauricio Pochettino's grasp.
None of the Spurs fans making the miserable trip back from the Wanda Metropolitano that night could have predicted the changes that the club would oversee less than a year later.
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A slow start to this season meant out with fan favourite Poch. and in with the infamously self proclaimed 'special one' José Mourinho. Yet the morale around the North London club has hardly improved since.
Seven points adrift from fourth placed Chelsea, knocked out of the FA Cup at home to Norwich and staring down the barrel of Champions League elimination, Mourinho has quite the task on his hands putting smiles back on the faces of the Tottenham faithful.
Such dire performances across all competitions has led to widespread speculation that star players like Harry Kane could eventually seek pastures new if fortunes don't change.
One man whose cheery outlook on Spurs has not wavered is former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Micky Hazard. Talking to Love Sport Breakfast, Hazard did concede Kane's departure is a possibility.
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"Obviously it's a possibility, why wouldn't it be? Everybody wants to play in the biggest competitions and particularly the top players like that."
Hazard went on to discuss Spurs' tricky end to the season, and how the new stadium could be what sets them apart from the rest of their European competition.
"It's a massive end of the season. As you rightly say we've got to string some great results together from there to the end of season to give ourselves a chance. It's not in our hands, it's in the hands of the other clubs, they've got to blow up, and we've got to rise to it.
"Will it affect the long term future? No. Ultimately, we've just built a massive stadium for £1.2 billion, and when we start to bear the fruits of that stadium, we will become one of the biggest clubs in the land.
"We're certainly going to fight on a, maybe not even an equal footing, but on a bigger financial footing too."
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