Spurs defender Kyle Walker wants focus on top four place after cup final defeat

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Tottenham defender Kyle Walker is hopeful that Spurs can now push on for a Champions League place.

Tottenham Hotspur couldn't land their first piece of silverware under Mauricio Pochettino after a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final.

Spurs were the underdogs at Wembley Stadium, and that's just the way it played out as deflected goals from John Terry and Diego Costa handed Chelsea the win.

Pochettino's men were left frustrated as they couldn't break down a sturdy Chelsea defence, with Harry Kane nullified by Terry and Gary Cahill.

Having crashed out of the Europa League against Fiorentina on Thursday, Spurs are now out of the FA Cup, Europa League and Capital One Cup - leaving just the Premier League to fight for.

Spurs lie in sixth place in the Premier League table, six points off a top four spot and subsequent qualification for the Champions League, but they also have a game in hand on their rivals.

With no other competitions to distract Tottenham, the focus has to be on breaking back into the top four - and defender Kyle Walker told the Haringey Independent that he wants the team to concentrate on qualifying for the Champions League after their defeat to Chelsea. 

"We can only take one game at a time," said Walker. "If we keep winning games and people drop points behind us, then it’s going to put us up there. We just need to keep doing what we’ve been doing in recent weeks. We’ve been fantastic, the work ethic we’ve shown, the desire, the passion, throughout the team."

"Even the lads who have come off the bench, it’s been fantastic to play with them since I came back from injury, and hopefully we can keep doing the same and we’ll see where it ends up at the end of the season," he added.

With Liverpool hitting form at just the right time, Spurs will be in a real fight for a top four spot, and upcoming games against Manchester United, Southampton and Manchester City will determine Tottenham's season.

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