Kenny Dalglish comments on Tottenham Hotspur’s top-four chances

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Tottenham Hotspur are just three points off the top four in the Premier League.

Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has written in The Mirror that Tottenham Hotspur now have a good chance of making the Premier League top four.

It is in some contrast to the popular opinion at the beginning of the season when Spurs struggled for form and boss Mauricio Pochettino was under pressure.

The former Southampton manager traded the South Coast for North London in the summer, and had to embark on a rough ride in the opening months as he attempted to impress his identity on the club.

Performances were cagey, results were often disappointing and speculation arose over the Argentine’s future at White Hart Lane in November following five defeats in 11 matches, as reported by The Daily Mail.

However, with five wins in their previous seven Premier League fixtures optimism has spread at White Hart Lane, and Dalglish believes that they now have a good chance to qualify for the Champions League.

“You can give yourself a migraine trying to work out who’s going to finish in the top four this season, but the way he has worked quietly at Spurs, they’ve got a good chance now of getting one of those places,” he wrote in his column for The Mirror.

“I reckon a few tears are going to be shed between now and the end of the season for those clubs who want to make the top four... but I think Spurs are on the right lines, and it doesn’t look such an impossible job now.”

Next up for Spurs in the Premier League is a trip to The Hawthorns to take on an improving West Bromwich Albion side under new manager Tony Pulis.

Following on from that comes a crunch period for Pochettino’s side where consecutive games against fellow top-four challengers Arsenal, Liverpool and West Ham United could end up shaping their season.

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