Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has set his side a target of three wins from their remaining three Premier League games to ensure they book their place in a European competition for next season, reports Sky Sports.
The Londoners are still not mathematically ruled out of the Champions League, but want to finish in a Europa League spot if the former becomes out of their hands. They have been enduring inconsistent form this year, dropping points to the likes of Crystal Palace, West Ham, Burnley and Aston Villa, among others. Spurs are currently 6th in the Premier League table after 35 games, three points off 5th-placed Liverpool and seven points adrift of 4th-placed Manchester United.
Pochettino feels maximum points from their remaining games will book their place in Europe for next season, and is holding out slim hopes that they can get into the Champions League should United and Liverpool suffer a surprise slump in their three remaining matches. Despite the competition having played havoc with Tottenham’s form over the course of the season, the Spurs boss still believes it’s good for the club, and will be striving to make the Europa League.
“To be involved in the different competitions, Champions League or Europa League, would be good for Tottenham. We want to win the next game, then the next one. This is our objective. There is no need to explain too much. I think this is a good thing for the club to stay in the next European competition,” he said.
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