Tottenham determined to make Champions League, says Sigurdsson

Tottenham Hotspurs’ players are determined to avoid a repeat of last season’s late collapse and guarantee their place in the Champions League, Gylfi Sigurdsson has said, according to the Daily Mirror.

A year ago Tottenham were sitting in third place but a poor run of form as the season came to a close allowed Arsenal to leapfrog from fourth, meaning they entered the Champions League directly at the group stage. And when Chelsea, who finished sixth in the table, won the Champions League outright, it meant they and not Spurs were awarded England’s final place in the competition for this season.

Tottenham instead qualified for the Europa League, and have progressed to the quarter-finals of the tournament after beating Inter on away goals, winning 3-0 at White Hart Lane but losing 4-1 at the San Siro.

A home defeat to Fulham on Sunday has raised concerns about Spurs’ late season form again but Sigurdsson, who moved to the club last summer, believes Tottenham can see off the challenge of not only Arsenal, but also Everton and Liverpool.

We won’t start doubting ourselves,” Sigurdsson said. “Even though we’ve had a couple of bad results, the lads can pick themselves up. We’ve got the determination to get into the Champions League.

We showed during the season that we are more than capable. It’s down to us now and we’ve just got to make sure we’re playing the way we’ve been playing throughout the season.

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