Tottenham could finally establish themselves as the biggest club in north London if they win the Champions League, according to talkSPORT host Andy Goldstein.
Spurs are set to face Ajax in the semi-final of the competition, while bitter local rivals Arsenal have themselves secured a spot in the last four of the Europa League.
And while Goldstein admits that there is nothing between the two teams in terms of status at the moment, he has claimed that winning the big prize would slingshot Mauricio Pochettino’s side above their neighbours.
Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: “I really couldn’t separate them.
“If Spurs win the Champions League, imagine that trophy in the shop window at the new White Hart Lane. There’s no way Arsenal could compete with that. Champions of Europe.
“You need to win the bigger trophies and you need to win more of them. If Spurs are crowned champions of Europe, I think they’re bigger than Arsenal.”
???? @MirrorDarren: “Commercially I’d say Arsenal are bigger than Spurs.”
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How can you disagree with Goldstein on this one? The prospect of a Champions League title, along with that brand new, world class stadium, would be enough to make Spurs one of the biggest sides in world football, let alone north London. Yes, over the course of recent history, the Gunners have won more, but times are changing, and the power balance is beginning to shift. Based on recent league finishes, you could maybe even argue that Spurs are already the bigger side, but certainly, if they can pull of the unthinkable and become champions of Europe then they would absolutely be the biggest team north of the river. As Goldstein says, how could Arsenal compete with that? Even a Europa League win would be a minor consolation in the face if such a monumental achievement. The Gunners must be terrified by the thought of seeing their bitterest rivals parading the biggest prize in club football through their own backyard, and Spurs fans will be loving it.