Sherwood outlines top-four plans

Last Updated: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:09

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood believes his side could lose five more games and still qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League.

Spurs have 13 games remaining in the Premier League and they currently sit fifth in the table thanks to their 1-0 win over Everton on Sunday. They sit three points behind Liverpool in fourth, and are in a rich vein of form having lost just one of his nine league games since replacing Andre Villas-Boas as head coach.

Their only blemish was the 5-1 defeat to Manchester City at White Hart Lane, and Sherwood will be hoping his side can continue to put the pressure on their rivals and beat Newcastle on Wednesday night, which punters can back using a free bet.

Sherwood believes his side could lose four or five games and still achieve their target of qualifying for the Champions League.

He said: "I haven't looked at it, maths isn't my strong point but I would say we can only possibly afford to lose four or five games maybe of what we have got left. That would be a huge tally.

"It could well be, no one is dropping points are they. Someone could drop a couple but big rivals like Liverpool are flying and we need them to trip up, that is for sure.

"We're looking upwards rather than behind us but we know it will be tough and there are teams behind us capable of putting a run together and sneaking fourth.

"Our target is fourth place and it always has been, if we can get higher than that then great but it is the target we are looking for."

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