Graeme Souness has claimed Tottenham Hotspur seem as though they could be out of the top-four race this season on the back of their defeats to Southampton and Wolves.

Heading into their last two home matches, Spurs would have looked at the games as a golden opportunity to get six points on the board and close the gap with the teams above them.

However, the two losses have seen Antonio Conte’s men fall to eighth place in the table, heading into three consecutive away matches against Manchester City, Burnley and Leeds United.

Mathematically, Spurs are still far from out of the race for Champions League qualification, with the Lilywhites sitting five points off West Ham in fourth with three games in hand over the Hammers.

Souness has opined that the goals Manchester United have in their side gives them the edge over the other clubs in the race for fourth.

The pundit told Sky Sports (as relayed by Football.London): “I think it will go all the way to the end. West Ham dug a result out, that’s how they’ve played this year. With belief and resilience, but you go through those other teams.

“Arsenal, do they have enough goals? Spurs look to be in trouble trying to regain some confidence, right now you take them out of it. Wolves, they’re a really good team and saw that again today.

“Coming back to Man United, scoring goals is the hardest thing and they have so many strikers and they have so many strikers, you’d think they could get that mix right.

“They’ve got far more goals in them than anyone else and that’s what makes them dangerous but they’re really struggling for any continuity. They seem to be an absence of confidence, real belief and a system that really works for them.”

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As things stand, Spurs are still very much in the race for fourth and there will likely be plenty of twists and turns before the end of the season.

However, given our current form, the equation could look different at the end of the month after our three consecutive away matches.

Realistically, we need at least four points from our next three games against City, Burnley and Leeds to remain in the fight.

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