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David Ginola: 'Tottenham Hotspur must finish top four'

Ginola: 'Spurs must finish top four'
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Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder David Ginola says that it is "vital" the club manage to secure a top-four position in the Premier League table.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder David Ginola has said that it is "vital" the club manage to secure a top-four position in the Premier League table come the end of the season.

Spurs still sit fourth in the division, but are currently just two points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea.

Mauricio Pochettino's side will take on Newcastle United on Wednesday, while Chelsea will face Huddersfield Town on the same night.

Tottenham will enter the clash with the Magpies off the back of a 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion, and Ginola has been left concerned by his former team's current form ahead of the match against Rafael Benitez's side.

"Finishing third or fourth is a priority because it is the only thing left for the club this season. Obviously to see Spurs play in the Champions League again next year, it's vital, it's just vital for the club," Ginola told talkSPORT.

"We have talked so many times about the new stadium, it's going to be a new era for Spurs and they need to play in the best competitions around, so qualifying for the Champions League is a priority.

"They have to win their last two games, but if you look at the game they played last weekend [against West Brom], it was not quite the team we have seen throughout the season and you can lose against anyone if you play like that again."

Tottenham's final Premier League match of the season is at home to Leicester City this weekend.


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Mauricio Pochettino during the Champions League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid on November 1, 2017
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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