Ange Postecoglou makes FA Cup winning feelings clear with clever response to Tottenham's history

Tottenham have not won the FA Cup in over 30 years but Ange Postecoglou wants that to change this season.
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Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglu says a team of Tottenham stature should go into the FA Cup looking to win it ahead of their third ground game against Burnley on Friday night. 

Spurs haven't won the FA Cup in the last 30 years and they haven't won any title in 16 years, but Postecoglou who won the treble with Celtic in Scotland before moving to north London says they have to raise their ambitions and aim to win it.

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He told reporters at the club's training base in Enfield: "Every club, that's how you start every season with hopefully the ambition and dream of winning silverware because you know the impact that has on the fans more than anything else.

"From my perspective, it's an opportunity for us to try to win a competition and for a club of our stature that has to be the ambition every year, that you go into every competition with the aim and the hope of winning some silverware." 

The Tottenham boss also ruled out the possibility of an early boost for his team by stating that midfielder James Maddison was still not ready despite initial reports that he was close to returning. 

He added on Maddsion: "He’s not training with us yet mate and I’ve said before until they training with us, it is hard for me to put a timeline on it. He’s running with the sports science crew but not with us and is not likely to be with us in the next couple of weeks I don’t think." 

Spurs crashed out of the Carabao Cup in the first round and will hope to avoid a similar outcome on Friday night against Burnley.

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