'Top-drawer' Tottenham will keep on fighting

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp believes his side's bid for a top-four finish is still a realistic goal, and has promised fans the squad will fight right until the end of the season.

After last weekend's disappointing 2-2 draw with West Brom at White Hart Lane, Spurs lost ground on fourth placed Manchester City who won 0-1 away at Blackburn Rovers on Monday night.

The result leaves City four points clear of Spurs with five games to play, making the May 10 showdown between the two sides all the more pivotal in deciding who will qualify for the Champions League next season.

"It's going to be difficult but we're still in there and it's still all to play for," said Redknapp. "We just have to keep going and finish as high as we can.

"Saturday was a blow, but everyone has them. There are no easy games. I knew West Brom would be difficult and so it proved.


"They are a good team in good form and we couldn't quite get over the finishing line."

Redknapp remained positive about Spurs' chances of repeating last season's achievement of finishing fourth, and reflected positively on their exploits this campaign.

"It's been a great season, we've had an unbelievable run in the Champions League, and the football we've played has been right out of the top drawer.

"And it's not over yet. If we finish in the top four again it would be fantastic."

Spurs prepare for another tough test as they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday to face an in-form Chelsea side who have not yet given up hope of retaining the title.

With both sides looking for three points, a competitive, attack-minded, free-flowing game of football is anticipated, in what should prove to be another entertaining Barclays Premier League spectacle.

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