Tottenham’s poor recent run of form after a 2-1 loss to Norwich City on Monday, which has boss Harry Redknapp admitting they’d settle for fourth spot in the league at the end of the season.
Only a few months ago Spurs were in the title hunt not far behind Manchester City and United but their recent run which has seen them claim six points from eight games. Suddenly Spurs are battling it out to make the top four and next season’s Champions League, with Arsenal ahead of them in third now.
And Redknapp admits he’d take that a top four with Chelsea and Newcastle not far behind now.
“It’s going to be close but there are still five games to go,” Redknapp told reporters. “If Chelsea win tonight, we’re all square with all three of us [Tottenham, Newcastle and Chelsea] on equal points.”
Chelsea failed to win, drawing 1-1 with Fulham later on on Monday night, but it is a tight race for fourth.
“We’ll settle for finishing fourth and Champions League football is the key,” Redknapp said.
“Finishing above Arsenal will be tough now. Chelsea have to play Arsenal, Newcastle have to play Chelsea. Who knows?”
Redknapp was still confident his side could re-discover their form after their poor recent run.
“There’s no two games the same. Chelsea were lucky to beat Wigan on the weekend, Arsenal got beat the week before at QPR,” he said.
“But every game is different, we beat Swansea and played well and dominated Sunderland on Saturday where we played well. Today was a setback. It’s all to play for still.”