TOTTENHAM assistant manager Chris Hughton believes winning silverware this season would be the perfect way to mark Martin Jol's second full campaign as manager.
Jol notched up his 100th game in charge against Manchester City at the weekend, and under the Dutchman Tottenham are pushing for the Champions League place they narrowly missed out on last season.
They are also in the knockout stages of the UEFA Cup and face Southend in the quarter-final of the Carling Cup tonight at White Hart Lane.
"It has been a very good couple of years and of course Martin takes huge credit for that," said Hughton.
"Whether he's been understated, I don't know, but his achievements over the last couple of years and the development we've shown and the progress we've made is testament to his qualities as a coach and a manager."
Of the possibility of Tottenham winning their first trophy since 1999, Hughton added: "We very much hope so.
"We were able to be consistent last season, this campaign hasn't started as well as we wanted but at this stage we are very close. Our aim is to be consistently up there and challenging for trophies."
Hughton, however, is wary of becoming Southend's next giantkilling victim after Freddy Eastwood knocked Manchester United out in the previous round.
Eastwood has scored 11 goals this season but while he has looked comfortable in the Championship, Southend have struggled following consecutive promotions under Steve Tilson.