Mauricio Pochettino convinced Tottenham will finish in top four

Tottenham will win the race for a top-four spot in the Premier League this season, according to a confident Mauricio Pochettino.

Mauricio Pochettino: "Every department in this club (Tottenham Hotspur) deserves to be in the Champions League next season."   -  Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino is confident Tottenham will win the battle for a top-four place in the Premier League this season.

Spurs moved back up to third in the table on Wednesday after a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace, goals from Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen ensuring the opening match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ended with three points. With six games to play, there are four teams battling for the final two Champions League qualification places behind title contenders Manchester City and Liverpool.

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Pochettino's men lead that group with 64 points, but Arsenal and Chelsea are only one behind them and Manchester United sits three adrift. And the Spurs boss believes his team will take one of the spots, particularly after moving to its new home.

 

"I am so confident we are going to get, in the end, top four," he told reporters. "There's no doubt. I believe in my players and I trust in them. We deserve it because we work a lot, there are a lot of circumstances. I think this group of players, the staff, and of course every department in this club deserves to be in the Champions League next season.

"We work so hard to try and deliver that. We are here now and it's true there's a lot of work to do. We are competing with big clubs that invest a lot of money during a massive period. Of course, we are competing with different tools but we have the belief and today we have our new home and our fans were amazing and it's going to be very important for the success of the team at the end of the season."

Arsenal could move above Spurs on Sunday with victory over Everton in its game in hand.

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