Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has stressed to his team the importance of continuing their good run of form, and knows that the battle to finish in the top four will be a close one.
A 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday night lifted Spurs to third in the Premier League standings, and made it eight wins out of nine games for the North London side.
Despite their excellent form, the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal are also pushing to finish in the top four, and Redknapp knows the race will go down to the wire.
“When you look at the table it just shows you how tight it is going to be at the top,” he told Mirror Football.
“There is still nothing between us, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man United and Man City – although City have pulled away a little bit.
“It has been a fantastic run of results for us since the start of September.
“In my opinion, any side with top-four aspirations needs to try to maintain that kind of form for the majority of the season – as much as maybe two points a game over the course of the campaign,” he stated.
Spurs take on West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
By Gareth McKnight