An article by talkSPORT describes how February’s run of fixtures will be pivotal in Spurs challenge for a top 4 place.
Liverpool took on bottom club Swansea last night and a win for the Reds would have left us further adrift of the Premier League top four, after we failed to secure three points against Southampton.
Going in to last nights match Liverpool were two points in front of us however a headed goal from Swansea defender Alfie Mawson earned his side a surprise victory and in turn gave Spurs a boost in the ensuing battle to reach the holy grail of Champions League football.
We face Newport County on 27th January in the next round of the FA Cup on Saturday, however that is followed by 5 pivotal fixtures against Man U(H),Liverpool(A), Arsenal(H) Juventus(A) andCrystal Palace (A)
If we are unable to pick up points during these league games, it’s going to be difficult to see us secure Champions League football for a third successive season.
“Yes of course it is [a tough run] and will be important for us if we are going to take points and win games,”:Mauricio Pochettino said.
“We will fight, if not, it will be difficult,” he added.
Pochettino also added that he wasn’t concerned by the fact Spurs have been unable to secure any new signings in the transfer window despite league rivals Liverpool, Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal have all strengthening.
“They find a way to sign players that can improve their team and their squad but for us, it would be difficult for different reasons,” Pochettino said.I am not concerned about that. In the window, it will be difficult to add quality to the team in that period. I am very relaxed and calm, not concerned, I am happy with the squad that we have. If something happens and the conditions [improve] to try to sign some players, but if not, it is not a problem.”
Its added that Eric Dier, meanwhile, is confident the club will come through the tricky fixtures and believes the top four places won’t be decided until the final kick of the season.
“The race for the top four is as tight as it has ever been, for sure it will go to the final game, 100 per cent,” the midfielder said.
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