Captain William Gallas admits he does not know when Tottenham will reach a level to allow them to challenge the Barclays Premier League's top three clubs.

Spurs surrendered fourth spot to Everton after conceding twice in added time to lose 2-1 after Clint Dempsey had given them the lead at Goodison Park. The top two spots are occupied by the Manchester clubs, United and City, who have opened up a gap but third-placed Chelsea are only three points ahead of the Toffees, Spurs and West Brom.

It seems fourth will be the most keenly-contested position which is why Gallas is trying to look beyond to the top three, and he said: "We have to pass one more step to be on the (same level as the) top three and I don't know when it is going to happen."

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