After Tottenham beat Sheffield United 4-0 there was a sense of optimism about a potential top-four finish.
There was a feeling that if we could win our remaining fixtures then we would have a strong chance but in typical Spurs fashion, we fell at the first hurdle in a 3-1 loss against Leeds.
After securing a 2-0 victory over Wolves yesterday, and with two games remaining, what can Spurs look at achieving this season?
Well, with our Champions League hopes finished, the Europa League should be our next target and a top 6 finish would secure this.
We currently sit in 6th with West Ham and Liverpool (who sit in fifth and seventh) having considerably easier fixtures than us.
This means that we likely have to win all of our remaining games or else rely on West Ham dropping points to one of Brighton, West Brom or Southampton.
Beyond the Europa League, there is a new European competition called the Europa Conference League and a 7th place finish would secure this.
Many fans would be against this competition for numerous reasons but for me, it wouldn’t be the worst.
Harry Kane and Heung Min Son potentially playing in the Europa Conference doesn’t sound great but it would be a good opportunity for the younger players to get a run out and potentially make a name for themselves.
The English side who qualify will go straight into the play-off qualifying round. And surely, we would have a very good chance of winning it considering the quality of opposition that we would be up against.
Finishing outside the top 7 would not only not give us European football for the first time in over 10 years and would also not help us financially, while also giving the club less attraction for potential summer transfers.
Another small factor Spurs should be looking at is securing a finish above Arsenal.
Spurs have been above Arsenal in the table since October so losing that on the last day of the season would be disappointing as we do not want another Saint Totteringham’s Day anytime soon.
Seeing as our hopes at the top four are done, we should definitely look at finishing in at least the top six for Europa League but as much as people would be opposed to it, the Europa Conference League would not be the worst thing in the world.
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