Ex-Tottenham boss backs Spurs for top four push

Ex-Tottenham boss Martin Jol believes that Mauricio Pochettino’s side have “all of the ingredients” to secure a top four finish this season.

The north London outfit are understood to be desperate to return to the big time after finishing close to Champions League qualification over the course of the past few seasons following an impressive cameo in the tournament during the 2010/11 campaign.

Pochettino was drafted in over the summer with the aim of booking a spot at Europe’s top table for next term.

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Although the Argentine wasn’t handed the level of funds previous White Hart Lane chiefs have had to build his squad, the £100m-worth of talent secured under Andre Villas-Boas is still present.

With former flops such as Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela having shown signs of promise so far this season there is an air of positivity at Spurs, and Jol feels that finishing in the top four is a realistic aim:

“All the top clubs want to be in the four, but when I was at Tottenham there were the big ‘top four’ teams and we were the best of the rest in fifth,” he told talkSPORT.

“It’s much more difficult now with teams like Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool all spending a lot of money, but maybe this is the year for Spurs to do something.

“I really believe with the players they have and the money they spend that they can finish in the top four.

“All the ingredients are there for Spurs to be in the top four. They have the players, all they need to do now is gel together and try to create a team which can deliver.

“They’ve got an unbelievable fan-base, when you go to London there are Spurs fans everywhere and Arsenal are second.

“They’ve got everything for them to be in the top four and to be a fantastic, successful, club.”

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