Champions League realistic for Tottenham Hotspur, says SkySports pundit Tony Cottee

Tottenham should not rule out Champions League football says Tony Cottee.

Tottenham Hotspur could gatecrash the Champions League spots come the end of the season, Tony Cottee has suggested.

The former West Ham and Everton striker told SkySports News HQ's Morning View on Monday 28th September, that Tottenham's rise up the table has gone largely unnoticed.

Spurs beat Manchester City 4-1 on Saturday, showing a clinical edge previously lacking, producing their best performance of the season so far.

Cottee said: "Spurs are in fifth place,  they have quietly moved up. They haven't been playing particularly well, but now they'll be fancying their chances of a Champions League spot."

Tottenham are now only one point behind fourth placed Arsenal, three behind City, and four points off table toppers Manchester United.

They are four points clear of reigning champions Chelsea, who sit down in 15th place. 

The team are still very bunched together, but Spurs are beginning to hit their stride, after failing to win any of their first four Premier League games.

The resilience shown by Mauricio Pochettino's side to bounce back from that poor start, and also the midweek game against Arsenal, shows his young side are steeled with real character, and could well have a large say in the finishing places come the end of the season.

Spurs finished fifth last season and their summer investment paled in comparison to that of City, but there was little evidence of that on offer at the weekend.

It says everything about the way the team are playing over the past month, that talk of a top four place is not suddenly so unrealistic.

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