TOTTENHAM are just one game away from winning their first major trophy in 12 years.
Jose Mourinho led his side to the Carabao Cup final with a 2-0 semi-final win over Brentford on Tuesday night.
The final will take place on April 25 – pushed back from its usual February date in the hope that fans can watch it live at Wembley.
Spurs have already waited 12 years, ten months and 12 days since their last trophy, at the time of writing.
In February 2008, Spurs lifted the League Cup trophy by beating Chelsea 2-1 after extra-time, thanks to goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Jonathan Woodgate.
Their next available opportunity to lift silverware will be the Carabao Cup showdown in nearly four months' time – against either Manchester United or Man City.
That means, if Tottenham do win the final they will have waited more than 13 years for a major trophy.
Spurs are still alive and kicking in the Premier League and Europa League, too – with their FA Cup campaign kicking off this weekend against minnows Marine.
Their crowded fixture list means the squad run the risk of burning out in April and May with up to 18 matches to be played across the two months.
But Tottenham fans should be confident their long wait will be over, with Mourinho having an uncanny knack for winning a trophy in EVERY first full season he's spent at a new club.
Another good omen is Spurs' tradition of winning trophies in years ending in a 'one'.
For example, Tottenham won the FA Cup in 1901, 1921, 1961, 1981 and 1991.
They won the old First Division in 1951 and 1961, while winning the League Cup in 1971.
So 2021 could be just the ticket for Mourinho's current Spurs squad.
While Spurs' 13-year (and counting) wait for a trophy may seem long – only SIX current Premier League sides have won a major tournament more recently.
Arsenal were the most-recent winners of a major trophy, lifting the FA Cup 157 days ago.
Liverpool raised their first-ever Premier League trophy aloft 194 days ago, while Manchester City won the 2019-20 Carabao Cup 319 days ago.
Chelsea won the Europa League a little over 18 months ago, while Manchester United clinched the same piece of silverware three-and-a-half years ago.
Leicester's 2015-16 Premier League triumph make the Foxes the only other current top-flight team to have won a major trophy more recently than Tottenham.
Incredibly, 13 clubs have waited LONGER than Spurs for a major title win.
Aston Villa won the League Cup nearly 25 years ago, with Everton taking home the FA Cup close to 26 years ago.
Leeds won the old Division One just shy of 29 years ago, while West Ham last won a major trophy nearly 41 years ago, with their FA Cup win.
Wolves won the League Cup close to 41 years ago, with Southampton's last major trophy coming in their FA Cup victory nearly 45 years ago.
Newcastle clinched the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup close to 52 years ago, as West Brom won the FA Cup a year before that, nearly 53 years ago.
Burnley have waited nearly 61 years since their Division One win, while Sheffield United are close to 96 years removed from their FA Cup triumph.
Three clubs – Brighton, Crystal Palace and Fulham – have NEVER won a major trophy.
So 13 years isn't too bad after all, Spurs fans…
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