The Independent’s Miguel Delaney says there is a feeling inside Tottenham Hotspur that they have a good chance to get back into the Champions League.
Ahead of the start of the season, most pundits did not give Spurs any shot of competing for the Champions League spots, with some even suggesting that the Lilywhites might struggle to finish in the top half of the table after losing Harry Kane (Paul Merson – Sky Sports).
However, Ange Postecoglou has proved many of his critics wrong so far this season and despite their back-to-back losses against Chelsea and Wolves, Tottenham still remain just two points behind table toppers Manchester City.
While any talk of an unlikely title bid has been parked after the last few results, several pundits have suggested that Spurs are still very much in the running for a top-four finish (Optus Sport).
Tottenham want to return to Champions League
Delaney has now written in his column that those inside the North London club now sense an opportunity to get into the Champions League ahead of schedule.
This is because, according to the new rules, England could be in line for five Champions League spots, with an extra spot set to be handed to the two best-performing leagues in Europe in terms of UEFA coefficient points.
That means that a fifth-place finish could be enough to see Spurs return to Europe’s premier club competition.
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With Man Utd and Newcastle now in danger of not qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League, there is a possibility that England will not be awarded an extra place in the competition next season.
So, Tottenham will have to set their aim on a top-four finish rather than relying on Man City and Arsenal to do them a favour by going deep into the competition.
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