Roy Keane delivers verdict on Tottenham Hotspur’s UCL chances
Speaking to Sky Sports (h/t Football.london), former Manchester United captain turned pundit, Roy Keane has had his say on Tottenham Hotspur’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season.
Having been at the top of the table in December, Tottenham had endured a drastic dip in form in the Premier League over the past couple of months. This had seen Jose Mourinho & co.
But, Tottenham were able to bring an end to the disappointing run of results in the league this past weekend, thrashing Burnley 4-0 at home. Goals from Gareth Bale (2), Harry Kane and Lucas Moura.
The result saw Tottenham move up a spot to eighth and with fourth-placed West Ham United losing against Manchester City, Mourinho’s men are now six points below them in the table. That too, with a game in hand.
So with still 13 games left, there is a good chance that the North Londoners scale the gap and finish in the top four come the end of the season. However, Keane sees things differently.
“Spurs, Champions League? (shakes head). It was easy for them today, I said before the game: on their day, they’re a tidy team. Burnley were desperate, I cannot believe how bad they were. Spurs have done well today, and I’ve given them credit over the years, they’re a nice team, but it was easy for them today.
“I could have played in that game today. When they come up in the big games, they usually come short. They have the cup competitions, the Europa League and League Cup, they should focus on that – I can’t see them getting top four, no chance.”
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Apart from the Premier League, Tottenham also have a chance to qualify for the Champions League by winning the Europa League, where Spurs are into the Round of 16.