Spurs goalkeeper talks up club's top four hopes

Veteran Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel believes that the club has a "very good" chance of finishing in the top four of the Premier League this season.

Spurs are entering another season with a new manager, and the club will be hoping that Mauricio Pochettino is the man to lead them back into the top four of the Premier League.

This year's campaign looks set to be the most competitive to date, and earning a Champions League place will be difficult for all of the top clubs.

Many have given Spurs very little hope in reaching the top five, let alone top four with the majority of experts and pundits expecting Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United to fill the top five spots in the league come next May.

However, Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel has told talkSPORT that he feels Spurs are certainly in with a strong chance of reaching their target.

“We have a very good chance of getting into the top four, I like what I’ve seen so far [in pre-season] and the players we have are outstanding.

“It’s up to us as players to adapt to the new manager’s style and, if we do that and hit the ground running, you’ll see a very good Tottenham side this season.”

Spurs kick off the new campaign with a tricky away fixture against London rivals West Ham, and the Lilywhites will be looking to seek revenge for the three losses they suffered against the Hammers last time out.

“We want to put right what wasn't right last year,” added Friedel. “We lost three times to them last year and we can’t let that happen again!”

Pochettino has yet to lose a game as Spurs manager following a successful pre-season campaign, and the American shot-stopper has also backed the new manager to be a success with Tottenham.

"He’s very personal and there have been lots of conversations with the players. He’s very honest and that goes a long way.

“It’s another change but it’s a positive change. He’s come in and the players have taken to his new philosophy. It will take time but we've got such good players in the dressing room and everyone is raring to go.”

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