‘Are you suggesting’ – Roy Keane disagrees with Micah Richards’ Spurs top four claim

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Roy Keane has insisted he does not see Tottenham Hotspur as a major threat in the race for a top-four finish this season.

Results have certainly improved for Spurs since Antonio Conte’s arrival at the start of November, with the North Londoners having won three and drawn two of their five Premier League matches under the Italian.

Spurs currently sit in seventh place in the table, five points below fourth-placed Arsenal but the Lilywhites have three games in hand over the Gunners after their matches against Burnley, Brighton and Leicester were postponed this month.

As things stand, it looks to be a four-horse race for the fourth spot between Manchester United, Arsenal, West Ham and Spurs, although Conte’s men could also be just three points behind third-placed Chelsea should they win their games in hand over the Blues.

However, Keane is not convinced that Tottenham are a big threat to Man United in the race for Champions League qualification.

Micah Richards on Sky’s Driving Home for Christmas: “Let’s move onto the chasing pack. You have got the West Hams. You have got the Spurs, the Arsenals.”

Keane then responded: “Go easy on Spurs. Honestly, are you suggesting Spurs are a threat to the top four?”

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Spurs are not favourites to finish in the top four but to suggest that we are not contenders for the fourth spot is ridiculous. We are certainly having a new manager bounce under Conte and I believe it will eventually end up being a fight between United and us for the last CL qualification spot.

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