Harry Redknapps Spurs team currently sit in fourth place in the league, but with twelve games to go, knows it would be a ‘miracle’ if they stay there until the end of the season.
Spurs beat Manchester City the spot last year and secured Champions League qualification, and will hope to do the same again, but with a resurgent Liverpool, and Chelsea snapping at their heels, it will be tough.
Spurs run in the Champions League has been remarkable, and they take a 1-0 lead into their last 16 second leg encounter at home to AC Milan, and will be confident of progressing.
The efforts required in fighting on several fronts however have taken a lot out of the squad, who have looked like they are running on empty in recent domestic games.
Redknapp see’s qualifying for the Champions League as a bonus, saying, “It would be a miracle if we did qualify.”
“I think people get carried away thinking Tottenham should be in the Champions League. Why should we be in the Champions League?
“We’d never been in the Champions League before, suddenly we do it and it’s ‘oh well we should do it again’.
“Look at Man City and Chelsea’s wage bill. Have a look at the money they pay out. Why should we finish above them?
“If you’d have asked me at the start of the year, I’d have put my life on City with the strength they’ve got with Tevez, Dzeko and Balotelli.
“Then I would have said Man United and Arsenal were nailed on and Chelsea too so I think that if we make the top four it’ll be a fantastic achievement for the players.”