Gary Neville: Tottenham need reinforcements, gives damning verdict on top four hopes

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Gary Neville believes Tottenham's quest for Champions League football is all but over.

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes Tottenham's hopes of a top four finish are fading fast, as he told The Gary Neville Podcast.

Neville, now a Sky Sports pundit, watched on as Tottenham came unstuck at Burnley, only mustering a 0-0 draw at Turf Moor in a dour encounter.

Spurs have been on the fringes of the top four for most of the season, and whilst they desperately crave a Champions League place, it doesn't look like Mauricio Pochettino will secure one during his first season in charge at White Hart Lane.

Sunday's 0-0 draw leaves Tottenham seven points adrift of fourth placed Manchester City, who also have a game in hand on Spurs, making it highly unlikely that Pochettino can lead a miracle and quality for Europe's premier competition.

The goals of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen don't look like being enough for Spurs, who also lost the Capital One Cup final to Chelsea in March, and were knocked out of the Europa League by Fiorentina in February.

Having seemingly missed out on glory in a number of competitions, Neville believes that Tottenham have just come up short in the final weeks of the campaign - and also urged Spurs to strengthen their squad with new players during the summer transfer window.

"It’s mathematically possible, but with a performance like that today, I think you’ll find it’s difficult really," said Neville. "They look a little bit depleted as well. I saw them before Christmas play at home against Everton, and they were really sharp and they looked fiery in that game."

"If I’m looking at them in this last month, you think of the game at Old Trafford, they’ve gone out of Europe, and they’ve lost the Capital One Cup. They’ve had a couple of heavy blows in this last four, five weeks and I think at this point in the season, it looks to me like they’ve just gone over the top a bit."

"They maybe need some reinforcements and that obviously won’t be coming until the end of the season," he added, after seeing fringe players like Vlad Chiriches and Paulinho start against Burnley.

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