Former Arsenal star Perry Groves has told talKSPORT he’ll ‘move to Australia’ if Tottenham win the Champions League.
Gunners fans may well be looking over at their north London rivals with a degree of jealousy at the moment, if they compare their progress in Europe this season.
Arsenal secured a 1-0 away victory over Napoli on Thursday night to book their place in the Europa League semi-finals, winning 3-0 on aggregate.
Lifting the trophy is a very real possibility – manager Unai Emery won it three years on the trot in charge of Sevilla – but even if they do, they could find their achievement eclipsed by their neighbours.
Through to the last four of the Champions League after beating Manchester City in a simply insane quarter-final clash, Spurs have also been dealt the comparatively easier half of the draw as they face Ajax in the semis, while Liverpool take on Barcelona.
There’s every possibility, then, that two European trophies could head back to north London this season.
And if that happens, Groves – a die-hard Gooner – doesn’t want to be anywhere near England… or this continent.
“If Spurs win the Champions League, I’m gone, I’m off to Australia,” he told talkSPORT host Jim White on Friday.
“Can you imagine the season that lot get through to the Champions League final and win it? Oh my good God.
“Any other England team, great!
“I must admit, it would be hats off to Pochettino, you have to give him credit for the job he’s done this season, with Harry Kane being injured, playing at Wembley, having limited resources etc. It’s between him and Jurgen Klopp for manager of the year, even if they get beat in the semi-final.
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“But, there’s still a chance for them to be Spursy because they’re the favourites for this game. There’s still a chance for them to choke, and please God let them choke!
“I’d watch the final from afar, from Australia, just in case. I’ll be there already.
“I’d watch it and whoever they’re playing against, id’ want them to batter Spurs
“If they played Liverpool, I’d want them to win. If it’s Barcelona, I want Messi to run rings around them.”
“So, come on Ajax!”