Rio Ferdinand believes Spurs can still have successful season despite ‘been kicked by pundits’

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Dom Le Roy

Rio Ferdinand believes that Tottenham Hotspur could make up the ground on the top four following their win over Fulham on Thursday.

Spurs looked completely out of the top four race after West Ham moved nine points clear of the North Londoners after their 2-1 win in the derby two weeks ago.

However, back to back wins over Burnley and Fulham has brought Jose Mourinho’s side right back into the thick of the race for Champions League qualification.

Tottenham could go above the Hammers in the table on goal difference with a win over Crystal Palace on Sunday and Ferdinand believes that the Lilywhites are very much in with a chance of a top four finish with the momentum they now have behind them.

The former Manchester United defender told BT Sport HD 1 after Spurs’ win at Craven Cottage ON 4/3/21 (as relayed by Daily Mail): “It’s not about performances. It’s about getting points on the board. They now have an achievable target of getting in the Champions League.

“Spurs were not convincing against 18th-placed Fulham, but fans will only be concerned about getting wins.

“If they can get some consistency, three points, three points, they’re gonna be running people close.

“When you’ve got the front four with that talent, Spurs are gonna be a threat against anybody.”

Ferdinand insisted that despite the criticism Spurs have come under from some pundits recently, the club can have a successful season particularly given that they also have a Carabao Cup final to look forward to.

He added: “They’re a team that have been kicked by pundits and the media because of inconsistency.

“Now they seem a team who’ve got momentum, looking above them saying ‘that’s not out of reach. Imagine if they win the League Cup final as well.”

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Given the nature of this season where a few results can completely change the outlook on a team’s campaign, we should not be getting carried away with two wins over Burnley and Fulham. There is no question that we can get top four but there are still a lot of teams competing for the spots and things can change dramatically in a few weeks.

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