Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko has confidently claimed that Tottenham Hotspur can still finish in the top four at the end of the season and qualify for the Champions League for a fifth straight season in a row.
Spurs were overwhelming favourites to finish in the top four coming into the season but after an extremely poor start, find themselves 11 points adrift of fourth spot with just 12 games played.
While the likes Leicester City and Chelsea are playing some great football and the Lilywhites are showing no signs of improvement, a top four finish appears to be something of a long shot at this moment in time.
However, Sissoko has insisted that there is a long way to go and that the team are capable of turning their form around.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Frenchman said: “Of course we are far, far behind the top four, but the season is long and we can still win a lot of games,”
“It will not be easy but we know we have the qualities to do it. When we come back [after the international break] we will try to catch the teams in front of us and see where we are at the end of the season.”
However, the 30-year-old did admit that the team has to improve their home form if they are to have any chance of making up the lost ground on their rivals.
He called on the players to make the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium a fortress-like the club have enjoyed in previous seasons under Mauricio Pochettino whilst at White Hart Lane and Wembley.
Sissoko added, “We have to make our home a fortress. Normally we have to take most of the points at home against every team, but we have a bit of a problem with that.
“It is a shame for us because the fans are pushing us along with their support, but at the end, we don’t win.”
Spurs Web Opinion
While there have been some games where we have clicked and looked really good, the problem this season has been the lack of consistency. We simply haven’t been able to string even a couple of wins together which is why we find ourselves so far down the table. I still expect us to turn our form around and finish in the top 6 but a top 4 finish will be quite difficult given how well other sides are playing at the moment.
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