- Jose Mourinho is very optimistic that his Tottemham side will reach European competition next season
- The Portuguese manager has insisted that a top four finish is very possible for Spurs this season
- Tottenham are currently ninth on the Premier League standings, six points off top four position
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has stated that despite the unimpressive form of his team in the Premier League lately, Spurs can still make top four.
Spurs had a sensational start to the season as the were on top of the standings for some time before they saw themselves down the ladder following dismal run of recent results.
They are currently 9th on the standings and six points off the precious Champions League spot, although with a game in hand.
Jose Mourinho’s side have lost four of their last five matches in the English topflight as they prepare to face West Ham United on Sunday, February 21.
A loss in the encounter will mean they are now nine points off the Champions League spot, but Mourinho is still optimistic.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Mourinho said:
“People still have matches in hand, and in our case we have played already two matches against Liverpool, two matches against Chelsea, two matches against Manchester City; there are other teams who haven’t played a second game against one of the top teams.
“It’s very complicated so we have to fight and we have to wait until the last match to see what happens because anything can happen.
“We can finish top four, we can finish top six or we can finish outside top six. Anything can happen and we must make sure the best possible thing can happen.”
Tottenham Hotspur are one step into the Europa League quarterfinals following their 4-1 win over Austrian club side Wolfsberg at the Puskas Arena on Thursday, February 18.
Jose Mourinho's men were desperate for a win in the game after their back-to-back defeats to Everton and Manchester City in their domestic campaign.
The EPL side's victory means they already have one foot in the round of 16 as Mourinho looks to guide them to their first-ever European title.
However, Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool suffered yet another blow on Saturday, February 20, as they were beaten 2-0 by Everton in a hotly-contested Merseyside derby.
The Reds have now suffered four straight defeats in the league, with three of those coming at Anfield.
Richarlison slotted home the first goal for the Toffees following a defensive error by the hosts before Gylfi Sirgudsson fired home from the spot in the second-half.
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