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Tottenham: Why they can secure Champions League qualification

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A string of impressive performances, including a 2-1 win at Old Trafford, has given Spurs boss Tim Sherwood a great start to life at White Hart Lane, picking up five wins and two draws in his first 10 games.

Recently, however, Spurs have slumped to a 5-1 loss against Manchester City and a 1-1 draw against Hull.

The reason? Arguably, the decisions didn't go their way in the match against City, and as a result their confidence took a hit which affected their performance against Hull.

Tottenham have also been missing a number of key players in recent times, and Roberto Soldado has been low in confidence, meaning he has missed a number of opportunities.

Paulinho, Younes Kaboul and Jan Vertonghen had been out for a while before the match against Hull and were perhaps a little rusty - with the exception of the Brazilian Paulinho, who scored Tottenham's goal in the 1-1 draw.

Record signing Erik Lamela, as well as fan favourite Sandro and young Englishman Andros Townsend, were all absent and all three are crucial players for the side.

So there is definitely hope for the North London club who I believe are purely going through a two-game shaky spell. With a fully fit squad, Spurs can be a match for any side in the Premier League and there's no reason for them to not compete at the top.

Their remaining fixtures include a tough one against Everton this weekend, followed by winnable matches against Newcastle, Norwich and Cardiff, before a London derby double with a game at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea followed by a home clash against Arsenal. Straight afterwards come the games against Southampton and Liverpool which will not be easy, but then after that come a relatively nice line-up to end the season (for a club of Tottenham's reputation): Sunderland, West Brom, Fulham, Stoke, West Ham and Aston Villa. 

Except for the four games in the middle, there's no reason why Spurs can't rack up a high total of points from their remaining games and beating some of their competition will do no harm either. In my opinion, that top four spot is theirs to lose.

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