Nacer Chadli has ruled out a late title challenge from his team.
He said: “We are not looking at first or second place, we are just looking at the team in front of us - Liverpool."
The gap between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool is just three points – with a big clash between the two teams set to take place at Anfield at the end of March.
Following Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking in December, Spurs fans could have been forgiven for thinking that objectives for this season will have been lowered to consolidating in the top seven. Yet, fortunes have changed quite drastically.
Tim Sherwood’s arrival and down-to-earth approach has galvanised Spurs, with key players returning to form and Adebayor scoring for fun.
Since Tottenham’s entertaining 3-2 win away at Southampton on Sherwood’s managerial debut, Spurs have gone on to win six out of the next nine Premier League games – their only defeat coming at home to Manchester City.
Spurs’ most recent victory over Newcastle sent a gentle reminder to the league’s leading clubs that Tottenham still have a say in this year’s title challenge, and Nacer Chadli believes with performances as such can help them secure a Champions league place for next season:
“We have to keep playing like we did at Newcastle and keep going in every game for 100 per cent to get the three points. With five games to go, we will see where we are.”
“We are not looking to go above Chelsea. We are looking at Liverpool, who are directly above us and we have to go there in a few weeks, so that will be a big examination.”
“We are within touching distance of the top. We have had a good week, but in one week everything can happen, everything can change.”
“We can be up or we can be down, so we have to stay alert and play our game like we did at Newcastle, although I would say everything is possible this season.”
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