Claridge says Tottenham have changed his mind about top four prospects

Can Tottenham Hotspur get into the top four?

Former footballer and manager Steve Claridge has told BBC Radio 5 Live that Tottenham Hotpsur's recent form has changed his mind about the club.

Spurs have not lost a game in the Premier League since the opening day, and came close to toppling North London rivals Arsenal at The Emirates on Sunday.

Speaking to Monday's Football Daily show, the pundit says he feels Spurs can finish in the top four, especially with Chelsea out of the picture in present, languishing in 16th place in the table.

He said: "This Spurs side is very very good. They haven't always been under Pochettino. 

"I would have said no up to six weeks ago (about a top four finish), but the last three or four times I've watched them they look a very different proposition.

"They look as if they can now win home games, they look very fluent, and there's not going to be a better year is there, to get in the Champions League?"

Tottenham's players are buying into Pochettino's system, and getting their rewards on the pitch. They finished in fifth last season after Liverpool fell away, and with the Reds in transition under Jurgen Klopp, and Chelsea off the pace, Tottenham's consistency can play into their favour.

The main doubt comes around back up for Harry Kane, yet this is likely going to be addressed in January.

Another comes with the increased praise the side are receiving in the media, whether they can cope with the sudden heightened expectation around them. Spurs had been flying relatively under the radar this season, but and if the team can block out the adulation and just focus on what they are doing, it will be easier to maintain their success.

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