Andre Villas-Boas believes two games will decide Tottenham's season.
After Sunday's 2-2 draw with Everton at White Hart Lane, Andre Villas-Boas feels that his side’s hopes of a place in next season’s Champions League will depend on their forthcoming games against Chelsea and Manchester City.
Tottenham’s result enabled London rivals Chelsea to leapfrog them into third in the table after they beat Sunderland 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, with Villas-Boas' side only behind on goal difference.
And with only six games remaining in the season the Portuguese coach remains confident that his squad holds their top-four destiny in their own hands.
However Chelsea have a game in hand over Spurs and so do north London rivals Arsenal, who now only sit two points behind in fifth following their 2-1 away victory against West Brom.
Therefore the former Chelsea manager knows that the race for fourth could go right to the wire and admits that his side’s remaining fixtures leaves them with a tough challenge.
"We probably have the second-worst run-in," he told reporters at White Hart Lane, according to ESPN. "I think the race for the top-four depends on our results against Manchester City and Chelsea.
"It looks like it will go down between these teams."
Villas-Boas also looked to take the positives from the 2-2 draw with the Toffees, denying any suggestions of a slump in form, despite his side only winning one game in their last six.
"Credit to Everton because of their organisation and how good they can be," Villas-Boas said. "In the end it was important for us to salvage a point against a team that was fighting for the same objectives as us.
"Everton are a strong team and they had good chances. If you give them a small amount of space they punish you and they did ever so well and were a great opponent. It was an entertaining game of football but I don't agree that we relaxed."
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