Spurs defender Younes Kaboul kidding himself by talking up fourth-place finish

Younes Kaboul claims that Tottenham Hotspur can still end up in a Champions League spot this season.

At the start of the season, Tottenham Hotspur were said to be one of the challengers for the Premier League title.

Then as the campaign began to unfold, the London outfit stepped down their ambitions to finishing in the top four.

And now, it’s all about ending the season as well as they can.

Tim Sherwood, who replaced Andre Villas-Boas back in December, has endured a largely torrid time as Spurs boss and will probably be relieved once the 2013-14 campaign comes to an end.

The 45-year-old might even be boasting that, despite all the problems and the big defeats, Tottenham could finish above Manchester United in the table.

However, there is one Spurs player who believes that they can actually break into this top four this term and turn their season around.

Younes Kaboul started the London outfit’s Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday and was involved in one of the most dramatic comebacks of the season anywhere in Europe.

Sherwood’s men were 3-0 down by the half-hour mark, but come the full-time whistle, they would make it 3-3 and rescue a point.

Kaboul has been a bit-part player for Spurs in the past two seasons and has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane in the summer.

However, the 28-year-old France international claims that he and his teammates have not given up hopes of finishing fourth.

‘Everyone is struggling a bit to get in there this season’, The Mirror quotes him as saying. ‘You’ve got Everton and you’ve got Arsenal struggling. It’s going to be tough, but we’ll try our best and push until the end of the season. There are four games left, and we have to win those four games’.

Has Kaboul got any reasons to be optimistic? Mathematically he has.

Tottenham are currently sixth in the Premier League table with 60 points from 34 matches, four points behind fifth-placed Arsenal and six points off Everton, who are fourth.

However, the Gunners and the Toffees each have a game in hand and the chances are very slim that both of them will slip up in the final stretch of the road.

The Premier League has been hugely competitive this season and Spurs should just concentrate on finishing above the mighty Manchester United.

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