Gallas: Fourth not good enough

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William Gallas believes Tottenham should set their sights on winning the league rather than settling for a finish in the top four and a place in next season's Champions League.

Spurs are currently third in the Premier League, some seven points behind leaders Manchester City, but retain a ten point gap over Arsenal in fourth place.

Having missed out on the top four last term, a spot in the Champions League would be seen as a significant achievement for Spurs come the end of the season.

Gallas, though, does not feel that simply accepting a place in Europe's premier club competition should be enough for a side of Spurs' quality, but instead is determined to deliver the league title in May.

The French defender, says Jermain Defoe, is proving an inspiration to the rest of the Spurs squad having won the Premier League with Chelsea, and his words have not been falling on deaf ears.

"He tells us to think, first and foremost, about finishing top. Hopefully the top two will slip up," Defoe said, according

"You never know what will happen between now and the end of the season.

"The other day, I was having a conversation with him and he was saying that he doesn't understand anyone within the squad who thinks we can finish fourth or even third.

"If you look at the players we have got, the way we play and where we are in the league now, why can't we win it?

"William has been there and he has done it. He told me about his time at Chelsea, where he and the other players had that arrogance in that, whoever they played against, they believed they could win.

"And he keeps saying that we need to really believe we can actually win it. Forget about finishing fourth."

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