Jack Wilshere has claimed Tottenham are in a strong position to finish in the Premier League top four this season and says it ‘hurts’ him to admit Antonio Conte’s side are on an upward trajectory.
Conte has yet to experience defeat in the Premier League in his nine games in charge of Tottenham, with his streak preserved following Wednesday’s dramatic and late 3-2 win over Leicester.
The win has put kept Spurs fifth in the table just a point off West Ham in fourth, but have three games in hand over the Hammers.
Spurs failed to secure a Champions League spot last season and instead became the first English team to qualify for the Europa Conference League in the new third tier of European football.
However, despite his known links to bitter rivals Arsenal, Wilshere admits Spurs are looking on the up under Conte – something which pains the 30-year-old to say.
Wilshere told talkSPORT (21/01/22 as quoted by The Express): “Even though they were having a little bit of a blip, they’ve got a great manager and results like [against Leicester] and the way it happened, that can change a season.
“It can give you belief, obviously the confidence is going to be high.
“Yeah, it hurts me to stay but they are looking good for top four. It’s going to be tight still but they’ve got a chance.”
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Conte has turned the club’s fortunes around compared to where they were a few months ago and hopefully we will continue to see that in the long run. With a couple of additions later this month, there is no reason why the club won’t secure Champions League football next season.
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