24-year-old Spurs ace issues defiant statement that should encourage supporters

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker has spoken of his ambitious aims for the rest of the season.

Kyle Walker has issued a defiant statement on Tottenham Hotspur's official website, insisting that 'nothing is over yet.'

Tottenham are currently six points adrift of the Premier League’s top four and their hopes of claiming a Champions League qualification spot appear to be fading, but Walker is refusing to give in.

Although the England international admits that a recent 3-0 defeat to Manchester United was a disappointment, he says that Spurs will continue to give their all in pursuit of a lofty final finish.

“We all believe in ourselves. Look, United wasn’t up to the standards we’ve set, it was one of those days and we were all desperately disappointed, especially myself," he admitted. "It took me a while to get my head around my performance, which I admit wasn’t good enough. We bounced back with a win against Leicester and we will try to finish as well as we can this season. Nothing is over yet.”

Despite Walker's promise that Spurs won't give up, they would probably have to win the remainder of their fixtures to have any chance of making the top four, and that looks a tough ask.

Spurs look far more likely to finish in a Europa League spot and, if they do finish in the top six, Mauricio Pochettino can still consider this campaign to have been an encouraging one.

The Lilywhites have achieved their success with a young squad and Pochettino appears to be building a very exciting team for the future.

Although it will be a slight disappointment that the Argentine has not immediately delivered Champions League football, Spurs now appear to be a club heading in the right direction and they will be among the leading contenders to claim a top-four spot next season.

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