AVB: Spurs need to get our act together

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Andre-Villas Boas has set Tottenham a 70-point target in order to qualify for Champions League football next season.

Two Premier League defeats in a row have made the race for a top four finish even more difficult with many fans fearing another collapse like we experienced last season to be just around the corner.

An away trip at Swansea on Saturday lies ahead for AVB and a win at the Liberty would be a massive boost for all connected with Spurs.

AVB’s target would mean we would need to pick up 16 points from a remaining 24 available – we need to pick up the maximum in the principality this weekend.

“Normally it’s within the 70-72 margin,” AVB told the pre-match press conference.

“Normally 70 is enough for you to be in those four spots.

“There’s 24 points being played, for us to make 70 is 16 more points, so I think it’s enough but you never know what dictates. It’s very, very unpredictable. At this time I think we are within our objectives.”

“Now it’s eight games until the season [is] finished,” he continued. “I think most of the teams will have to put their act together. [For] us it’s exactly the same as the other ones.

“We’ve done excellently enough to manage to bridge the gap before, now with two league defeats we have our opponents a bit closer to us.

“We have to recognise the conditions have changed but towards the future we have these eight games and as it shifted so quickly for us, it shifts very, very quickly for any team in the Premier League when you don’t get the results.

“We have to put our act together for the rest of the fixtures to reach our objective.”

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