Tottenham Hotspur are a club with lofty ambitions, and to a certain degree their future depends on how they finish this current season.
Champions League qualification could hasten the achievement of those aspirations, giving them the opportunity to prove themselves on Europe's biggest stage while attracting (and keeping) a calibre of players to succeed at home.
A failure to make the top four this year could set back the plans of manager Andre Villas-Boas, perhaps having more drastic implications in the long term.
Picking a potential Tottenham XI that could win the Premier League in 2016 is no exact science. They could be challenging for a title before that point or nowhere near doing so.
With the group of players currently at the club, there is reason to be optimistic about their prospects. Three years from now is a long time in football, though, so just who of the present squad will still be around then and possibly part of a team capable of winning the title?