William Gallas admits that qualifying for the Champions League next season will be even tougher.
Spurs failed to secure a second season in Europe’s top competition after a dire end to the season with Manchester City securing fourth place after last night’s 1-0 defeat.
Gallas played heroically once again and even the most ardent Tottenham fan cannot deny the fact that the Frenchman has played his heart his this season.
“Even if people say ‘you had a great season’, I don’t think so,” said Gallas.
“To get to the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the first attempt was amazing for Tottenham but everybody is upset because we got nothing at the end. When we play against the small teams, maybe – I say maybe – we thought we had won before we played, so perhaps that’s the mistake we made.
“We dropped too many points against Blackpool, Wolves and West Ham.
“If we play a big team, like Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal, we know they will be very hard to beat, so when we arrive in the dressing room we are ready for the fight.
“It will be harder next year. Liverpool are really, really strong and playing good football, so now it will be between maybe five or six teams to qualify for the Champions League.
“I am sure all the players are very upset. You feel so good in the Champions League and you get the chance to compete against the best in Europe. Because next season we will not play in that competition, it will be difficult for us to watch it on TV.
“We made too many mistakes but now we know which mistakes we made, it will not be good if we make the same ones again.
“We need to have a good pre-season, to speak together and be ready when the season starts. Because Tottenham want to be a big club, we have to be back in the Champions League.”
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