Tottenham Hotspur’s top four hopes took yet another blow on Sunday evening, as they fell to yet another defeat, losing 2-1 at Anfield.
The result was even more gutting as Spurs had outplayed Liverpool for large parts of the game, and only a last minute mistake from Lloris denied them at least a point.
This loss, along with an Arsenal home win, saw the Gunners leapfrog Spurs into third place.
Spurs are currently two behind Arsenal, on level points with Man United, and one ahead of Chelsea, in a race for the top four that could not be tighter.
With seven games left to play, Tottenham will have to win the majority of them to secure a Champions League spot for next season.
After reaching at least the quarter finals this season, and having just opened their new stadium, it would be a disaster if Spurs were to drop into the Europa League next year.
However, Pochettino remains confident in the stadium, the project, and the top four hopes (Football London): “Of course, the best stadium in the world must have the Champions League. It would be a shame to not to be in the next Champions League. But that is true that when that project started and now you realise the magnitude of it, I think you can understands why we were talking and telling you that of course our fans, the players, the staff and everyone involved in the club was doing an amazing effort to try to keep the level and compete with different clubs, clubs who only are focused on trying to invest on the pitch, trying to fight with the same objective to us but with different tools.
“People looking the past maybe sound like an excuse but you now realise that it was only describing the reality, this stadium. Playing in the last three years in the Champions League and now we are in the quarter-finals of it. Because this is a project to be one of the best clubs in the world. We need time but we are going to fight. We are in the top four, disappointed with the last result but of course it’s not the same. Against Liverpool we deserved more, played really well second half, the feeling was so food. Playing like this I have no doubts we are going to be in the top four and playing Champions League next season. It’s in our hands. It’s a mini league and playing five games in our new stadium will be a big boost for our players and fans. It’s up to us to achieve that.”
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