‘Still in our hands’ – Eric Dier gives his verdict on Spurs’ top four race against Arsenal

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Eric Dier
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Eric Dier has pointed out that the race for a top-four finish is still in Tottenham Hotspur’s hands.

Tottenham put in an extremely uninspiring performance for the second match in a row after they were held to a 0-0 draw at Brentford.
Any hopes of Antonio Conte’s side bouncing back from the 1-0 defeat at home to Brighton looked slim even after just 45 minutes against Brentford as they struggled to move the ball into attacking positions and failed to register a shot on target.
With Arsenal having beaten Chelsea in midweek and following up with a 3-1 win against Manchester United earlier in the day, Spurs found themselves fifth in the table, two points behind their North London rivals.
Dier reminded people that Spurs are still in control of their own destiny considering Arsenal must travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next month in what could be a crucial match in deciding who takes the final Champions League place.
Dier told Sky Sports Main Event (23/4/22 – 19:35): “We know what’s at stake. I think in the last three games a lot changed and in the next three a lot can change.
“We need to focus on ourselves and try to win all of our games. Today is a hiccup but we have no time to feel sorry for ourselves. We have to go again next weekend. It’s still in our hands because we have to play [Arsenal].

“We have a lot of games to play before that. A lot can change. We have to stay in our bubble and try to figure out why we haven’t been fluid the last few games.”

SpursWeb Opinion
Tottenham’s lack of fluidity in moving the ball forward for the second match is a huge concern at such a pivotal part of the season, not only have Arsenal taken a two-point advantage but they have cut Spurs’ superior goal difference to just six goals.
Conte’s side failed to trouble the Brentford keeper and having been impressive prior to the Brighton game, the play in the opposition area has been lacking in energy.

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