Jamie O’Hara has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur can potentially turn this campaign into a great one believing that the club are capable of winning both the Europa League and the Carabao Cup.
Three wins in three league games has brought Tottenham right back into the race for the top four, with the North Londoners now sitting just five points of Chelsea with a game in hand over the Blues.
Additionally, Spurs are still going strong in the Europa League and have a Carabao Cup final against Manchester City to look forward to on April 25.
O’Hara believes that despite the ground that Spurs have made up on the top four over recent weeks, Jose Mourinho’s men have left themselves with too much to do and should instead put all their focus into the Europa League.
He told talkSPORT: “I don’t think they can get in the top four as I think they’re too far off it now and they’ve let that slip too much.
“They could win the Europa League though, so all of a sudden you have to pick and choose your best side.
“You can’t keep playing Bale week after week because he will break down. You have to keep him fit. The best chance for the Champions League final is to win the Europa League.
“I look at Leicester and Manchester United… we’ve given ourselves a lot to do. They’d have to go on a really good run of form, but you’d have to say it’s there for them.
“They should still go for the Europa [League]. I think they can win the double.
“I think they can win the League Cup against this Manchester City side and they could potentially win the Europa League, so it could turn out to be a great season.”
The former Spurs midfielder admitted that Tottenham look a much more dangerous side with Gareth Bale seemingly back to his best.
He also insisted that Mourinho’s decision to drop Eric Dier in favour of a pairing of Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez has made Spurs a much more solid outfit.
O’Hara added: “I just look at them though and I feel like they’ve got a real edge back to their game. All of a sudden they’ve got that confidence and belief back and they’re going after teams.
“You look at Bale when he first came into the team he was coming inside and passing it and wasn’t going inside.
“But now when I watch him he’s cutting inside and feeding the ball out wide and getting into the six-yard box and making those runs.
“He wouldn’t have scored those type of goals [against Crystal Palace] two months ago as he didn’t have that type of fitness or mentality to get himself into goalscoring positions.
“But he’s got that now and looks a real, real threat. The back four as well… I think taking Eric Dier out of the firing line a bit has paid off massively as they look a lot more solid.”
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Given the unpredictable and topsy-turvy nature of the season so far, it is ridiculous to suggest that Spurs cannot get top four. While Mourinho’s men certainly face an uphill battle, they can quite easily catch up with the likes of Leicester given the number of points still left to play for.
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