With the Premier League set to return in three weeks time, the race for the top four looks as if it could go right down to the wire.
Tottenham are competing with Leicester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Sheffield United, Wolves, and Arsenal for the two remaining Champions League places.
However fifth place could be enough to qualify if Manchester City’s two-year ban by UEFA is upheld by The Court of International Arbitration for Sport (Evening Standard).
However, with the outcome of the hearing far from certain, teams will be aiming to seal a top-four finish in order to guarantee their future.
Harry Kane claims that the players believe they can still make up the seven-point deficit to Chelsea in fourth place despite having just nine games left to play this season.
The England captain claimed that the Lilywhites will have to win seven or eight of their nine games in order to achieve their aim but insisted that it was possible.
When asked what his hopes were for the remainder of the season, he told Spurs TV: “We have got to finish in the top four, there is no doubt about that.
“We have got a massive game against Manchester United in the first game and realistically we are going to have to win seven or eight to get into the Champions League.
“That has got to be our aim. Of course, we want to win every game but we have got to make sure we finish strong if we want to be playing Champions League football next season.”
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The top four is certainly well within our reach given that we have all of our players back fully fit. However, the only worry is that nine games is not a lot of matches to make up a seven-point gap, particularly considering that it will take three or four games for teams to get back into the swing of things.
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