Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Darren Anderton is concerned that Spurs’ current form could see them miss out on Champions League football yet again.
The North London club were sitting pretty in third place earlier this month but two defeats to Fulham and Liverpool either side of a drubbing at Inter Milan have seen the wheels come off slightly at White Hart Lane.
Andre Villas-Boas is still confident of securing a top four spot but Anderton is not so sure.
Bitter rivals Arsenal are now just four points adrift of Spurs and have a game in hand.
Anderton is worried that Tottenham will fall away again at the end of the season in a similar way to the way they did last season under Harry Redknapp.
“They need to get back to winning ways and try and nick a win somewhere otherwise it’s going to be a repeat of last year where, in the last ten games of the season, they went downhill in a big way,” Anderton told talkSPORT.
“I think the biggest problem is that it’s habit. The other teams have been there and done it. They finish the season well, normally, and the only thing Spurs have to fall back on is that last year they finished poorly and when you get a bad week, like last week, people remind them of it and that will creep into the players’ minds.
“Now, instead of going out onto the pitch and thinking they’re going to win, they’re thinking they need to win.”
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