Reflecting on last season, Juande Ramos insisted booking a place in European competition again was 'vital' for the club.
The memorable victory over Chelsea in the Carling Cup Final at Wembley secured our spot in the UEFA Cup for the third-successive season. "It’s essential for a club like Spurs to be in Europe - that was an important goal," the Head Coach told Spurs TV Online as he looked back on his highlights of the last campaign.
"It’s been an excellent season really bearing in mind the difficulties we faced when we arrived," added Juande, eluding to the fact that we were 18th when he joined us in late October and needing wins to progress beyond the group stage of the UEFA Cup.
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"Firstly we’ve won a trophy, which is so important to Spurs and then to qualify for Europe was vital.
"The semi-final against Arsenal was very, very important because the team had gone for a long time without beating Arsenal, so to win a semi-final 5-1 caused tremendous happiness amongst the fans.
"To get to the Carling Cup Final and then fight back from a losing position against Chelsea had tremendous value for us."