Walker explains how Tottenham can take advantage in top four race

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker believes his side can cash-in in the race for the top four.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker has told the Daily Mail he believes the club’s recent runs of games shows they can fight in the race for a top four place.

Walker believes Tottenham now have a chance to improve their consistency in the Premier League, which should pay off for them in the race for Champions League football.

“We've played away at Anfield, twice against Fiorentina, and we did well to come back from 2-0 down against West Ham,” he said.

“If we keep winning the games and people drop points behind us it will put us up there. We just need to keep on doing what we have been doing in recent weeks.”

The Premier League defeat at Liverpool, the late draw at West Ham and the defeats to Fiorentina and Chelsea would have created a gritty level of determination in this Tottenham side to progress and make sure something can be achieved from this season.

It makes Mauricio Pochettino’s job easier because he doesn’t have to do as much leg work in terms of motivating the side to bounce back in the league against Swansea this week.

There’s absolutely no reason why Spurs can’t finish in the Champions League, with the only advantage for the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool the experience they have in the run-in.

Tottenham will go to within three points of United, who currently hold fourth place, if they win their game in hand.

They need to be perfect over the rest of the season and rely on one or two other results going their way, which will allow them to gain ground on other teams and achieve what was always the main aim for this season.

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