Ex-Spurs striker has his say on whether club could still qualify for Champions League

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are still in the hunt for the Champions League places this season, but their pursuit took a hit last weekend when they lost to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Lilywhites would have gone above the Blues and into fourth for the first time under Jose Mourinho with a win, but they could only manage a 2-1 loss in the London derby.

This meant that Chelsea extended their lead over Spurs to four points, although there are plenty more teams in the mix for those Champions League spots.

Chelsea are in fourth on 44 points, Man United are in fifth on 41 points, followed by Spurs on 40 points, Sheffield on 40 points, Wolves on 39 points, Arsenal and Burnley on 37 points, and Everton on 36 points.

Ex-Spurs striker, Les Ferdinand, believes it will be difficult for the club to reach the Champions League spots without Kane and Son.

Les Ferdinand played 150 games across all competitions for Spurs between 1997 and 2003, scoring 39 goals in that time (Wikipedia).

Ferdinand said (HamHigh): “It’s difficult. You go into any club in the world and you lose your two top goalscorers it’s going to be difficult.

“If you took the two best goalscorers out of Liverpool and Manchester City then all of these teams are going to struggle.

“I think Champions League qualification is obviously top of the agenda for them and even that is looking like it might not happen because you’ve lost your two top strikers and you haven’t got anyone else that you’ve brought in in January so it’s going to be tough.

“They aren’t scoring many goals throughout the rest of the team but we know that in the past Jose Mourinho sets his teams up where they can win a game 1-0 and defensively they are sound so it’s going to take more of that to get them back into the Champions League places.”

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