‘Not all about the cup’ – Mourinho claims top-four finish still possible

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Jose Mourinho has insisted that Tottenham could still claw their way back into the top four despite falling to seventh place in the table after Sunday’s results.

Tottenham’s 3-1 loss to Manchester United has left them six points behind fourth-placed West Ham.

The North Londoners now face an uphill battle to qualify for the Champions League, with the likes of Leicester, West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool seemingly competing with them for two remaining spots.

If reports are to be believed, the club’s future could potentially be impacted drastically if they fail to claw their way back into the top four.

Some sources claim that Harry Kane will ask to leave the club if they do not get into the Champions League while Mourinho could end up losing his job.

While the Tottenham boss admitted that even a top-six finish will be difficult, he insisted that he has not given up hope of making up the ground on the teams above them with seven league games left to go.

When asked about the club’s fading hopes of a top-four finish, Mourinho told The Evening Standard: “Difficult, difficult, difficult. Of course, it’s difficult. We lost and other teams won and did points.

“Even difficult for top six but there’s seven matches to go, 21 points so mathematically it’s possible.

“It’s not all about the cup, we have seven matches to play in the Premier League.”

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While six points is not an insurmountable gap with 21 points still left to play for, the problem is that there are four teams ahead of us in the table.

Not all of them are going to keep dropping points and so, we need to win five or six of our last seven matches to have a realistic shot of finishing in the top four. It is hard to see us going on such a run given our inconsistency over the past few months.

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