Report: Kyle Walker sends out warning to Tottenham's rivals in the race for top four

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker has sent out a warning to his club's rivals in the race for a top four place.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker has sent out a belligerent message to the club’s rivals via the London Evening Standard.

The right-back believes that a top four finish is perfectly achievable for the club this season, suggesting that teams are going to have to work hard to get the better of Mauricio Pochettino’s team.

“We’ve got a dressing room full of internationals and good-quality players, who have shown this season what they can do,” he told the Standard.

“Champions League is where every player wants to be but the way we’re going now, I think we can get there. I don’t want to jinx anything but if we play as we did when we beat Chelsea 5-3, why can’t we do it?”

“It will be a battle for the top teams. If they want to beat us, they’re going to have to out-work us, out-pass us and outplay us.”

Tottenham’s main problem so far this season seems to have been consistency.

Walker is spot on that Spurs are able to give the top sides a good game as they did against Chelsea and also in arguably their best performance of the season, away at Arsenal.

However, they have failed to cash in on some games where they have been considered favourites, as they threw away a lead at home against Newcastle and a 1-0 advantage against Crystal Palace last weekend.

What hasn’t helped Pochettino this season is a combination of injuries and the high ratio of matches the club has to play.

Walker himself missed the first chunk of the season, while the boss revealed his frustration at having another game to play when Spurs could only draw against Burnley in the FA Cup.

Can Tottenham get into the top four? There’s no reason why not as they are only two points behind Arsenal and three behind Manchester United, but the team’s consistency must improve.

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