Clint Dempsey: 'We must finish in top four'

Dempsey: 'We must finish in top four'
© PA Photos
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Clint Dempsey insists that his side must qualify for next season's Champions League.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Clint Dempsey believes that only a top-four finish will help salvage their season.

Spurs were dumped out of the Europa League by Basel on Thursday night to leave the club solely focused on the Premier League, and Dempsey has insisted that they can only consider themselves to have had a good year if they can finish in the top four.

The 30-year-old told the London Evening Standard: "We have to make sure we finish in the top four and we're in the Champions League next year.

"That's the only thing we can do to salvage this season and say we had a good year. That's what we're focusing on.

"Is it as black and white as that? Yes, because that's been the goal for the season. We wanted to go as far as we could in all competitions and try to win something. We've not been able to do that so the only thing we have left to play for is a Champions League place."

The USA international scored twice in Switzerland, but he was unable to prevent his side exiting the Europa League on penalties.

Gareth Bale scores Tottenham's second goal on November 28, 2012
Read Next:
Preview: West Ham vs. Spurs
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2455141535-2020
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account