Eric Dier is not taking it for granted that Tottenham Hotspur are already home and dry in their quest to finish in the top four of the Premier League.
Spurs take on Everton at the new stadium this afternoon and a draw for Mauricio Pochettino’s side will guarantee them a top-four finish for the fourth consecutive Premier League season; it will be their best such run in the top-flight since a run of five between 1959-60 and 1963-64.
North London rivals Arsenal are currently one place below Spurs in the table, occupying fifth place which carries Europa League qualification rather than the sought-after Champions League spots.
The Gunners trail Spurs by three points and must win at Leicester and overturn an eight-goal swing in the lilywhite’s favour and hope they lose to Everton.
Dier, however is now taking anything for granted after witnessing both Liverpool and Tottenham both staging remarkable comebacks in the Champions League semi-finals.
He told The Mirror: “First of all, we were very disappointed with our form in the Premier League over the last three or four weeks [They have lost three of their last four top-flight games]. It has not been good enough and we have been very fortunate that things have gone our way.
“But we don’t really want to be playing in that way, we want to do everything ourselves and not be relying on others.
“Secondly, after last week, we know that anything is possible in football, so the job isn’t done yet.
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