Ryan Mason asked whether players are starting to believe in top four finish

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Ryan Mason has insisted that Tottenham would be very silly to focus their attention on catching Chelsea and Leicester rather than taking each game as it comes.

It was a must-win game for Spurs against Sheffield United yesterday evening if they wanted to stay in touch with the Foxes and the Blues in the race for the top four.

Mason’s men produced an accomplished performance, albeit against poor opposition, to keep themselves within touching distance of Champions League qualification heading into the final four games of the season.

Tottenham now sit in 5th, five points below fourth-placed Chelsea and seven behind 3rd placed Leicester.

However, the North Londoners arguably have the easier run-in, with games left against Leeds, Wolves, Aston Villa and Leicester.

Spurs’ trip to the King Power Stadium on the final day of the season could prove to be a straight shoot-out for Champions League qualification but Mason insisted that his players will now focus fully on their match at Elland Road on Saturday.

When asked about whether the players are starting to believe they can catch the two teams immediately above them in the table, the interim Spurs boss said after Tottenham’s 4-0 win on Sunday: “Honestly, we are not thinking about that, we have got four massive games, huge games.

“It is difficult to win Premier League games, we have seen that over the course of the season with many different teams. Tonight was important for us, it was a massive game.

“This week is a massive week for us, next weekend is a huge game as well, that is what we are looking to, we would be very silly as a group because next week will be a tough match and we need to go there fully prepared.”

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Champions League qualification is not out of grasp by any means as Chelsea have to play Manchester City and Arsenal while Leicester have to play United and us. However, it goes without saying that we need to win all four of our remaining matches to give ourselves a fighting chance of sneaking into the top four.

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