‘We’re not too worried’ – Spurs star makes admission on Champions League hopes

Matt Doherty has insisted that the Tottenham players are not too worried about how the defeats against Southampton and Wolves have affected their European ambitions, insisting there is still a long way to go in the season.

Tottenham would have looked at their home matches against Southampton and Wolves as a golden opportunity to close the gap on their direct rivals. However, two shock defeats at home have come as a major blow to Spurs’ hopes of a top-four finish.

Wolves’ win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday meant that the Lilywhites dropped down to eighth place in the table, behind Bruno Lage’s men.

Spurs now have three toughs away trips to Manchester City, Burnley and Leeds to follow, and Doherty insisted the players are focused on putting things right after the disappointment of last week.

The right-back told NBC Sports following Tottenham’s 2-0 loss to Wolves: “We’ve got four away games now starting with Man City next week so we know how tough that is going to be so we need to be ready.”

Despite the two back-to-back home losses, Spurs are still just five points behind West Ham in fourth place, with three games in hand over the Hammers.

So, the gap is not insurmountable by any stretch of the imagination and Doherty believes there could still be plenty of twists and turns before the end of the campaign.

When asked if Wolves moving above Tottenham in the table was significant, the Republic of Ireland international responded: “No, I don’t think that bothers us at all really to be honest. We know how long there is to go.

“I’m pretty sure we have games on hand and they go ahead of us today but come the end of the season I think that may change and we’re not too worried about that now.

“Obviously, they played well and they got one up on us today so we need to switch on from the next game.”

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The biggest issue with the two losses at home is the fact that we now have three straight away games coming up. While our hopes of a top-four finish are very much intact for the time being, the situation could look very different by the end of the month.

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