Harry Kane has claimed that Tottenham have to win each of their last five Premier League matches in order to finish in fourth place this season.
Spurs have faltered across their last two games with a defeat at home to Brighton followed by a goalless draw against Brentford.
The two drab performances have seen Antonio Conte’s side slip into fifth behind rivals Arsenal, who recorded statement wins against Chelsea and Manchester United.
Kane, who is without a goal in his last five games, believes Spurs have not been up to standard of late and the Gunners’ recent results have only increased the pressure in terms of not dropping any more points.
The England captain has now claimed his side have to notch wins in all of their remaining games, including the crucial north London derby next month, to pick up 15 points and beat Arsenal to a place in next season’s Champions League.
Kane said (via Football.London): “The last two [games] especially, to only get one point from those two games is disappointing. We’re running out of games in terms of dropping points.
“There are five games left and we feel like we are pretty much going to have to win all of them to get that spot. We are more than capable of doing that, we believe in that and that is what we’ll try and do.
“If we win the last five games we will be in the Champions League so that is how we’ve got to look at it. We know those five games will be difficult, we go Liverpool away as well which will be very tough.
“As we’ve seen this season we have dropped points against teams where we were probably expected to win and so have the others around us.
“It is by all means not done yet. We have to stay focused and keep working hard. We have a little gap now to prepare and work and hopefully, we can put in a good performance against Leicester.”
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Tottenham’s last two results coupled with Arsenal’s have seen a pretty big swing in terms of points and it shows that is all it takes for things to change quickly.
Spurs do have a few ‘winnable’ games remaining, but it is in those that they have faltered and struggled to grind out results.
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