Michael Dawson does not believe Tottenham's dream of a second successive season in the Champions League is over.
Spurs currently find themselves in sixth spot in the Barclays Premier League - seven points behind fourth placed Manchester City. However, the two sides still have to meet before the season's end, although a spot in the Champions League is seemingly City's to lose.
Although they have a mountain to climb to ensure a repeat of this season's heroics in Europe, Dawson is refusing to give up the ghost of usurping City and sealing a spot in continental competition.
"We’re still in that hunt for fourth spot and we won’t be giving up," said the Spurs defender.
"It’s a must, must-win on Saturday and then we go to Man City to give them a good game and hopefully get the win there.
"We’ve got to concentrate on Saturday and make sure we get the three points, which is a must. Nothing else will be good enough."
Dawson also reserved special praise for the recent impact of Brazilian midfielder Sandro, who has shot to prominence since his imperious displays in both legs of the last 16 tie with AC Milan this season.
"He's been amazing since he's come in. I think his performances in the Champions League certainly made our jobs a lot easier," Dawson added.
"He wins balls, he gets in amongst it and we see he can shoot as well after the goal at the weekend. He's a great lad to have in and around the team.
"He's still learning English but, I'll tell you what, he's a full part of the banter and everyone loves him in the changing room."
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