Tottenham are in a delicate position going into the final few weeks of the campaign. They have a great opportunity to finish in the top four, but they also have the opportunity to win their first major trophy since 2008. The club are currently in the quarter-finals of the Europa league where they will be facing this club FC Basel.
They are also in the third position in the Premier league after capitalising on the results during the weekend. Chelsea could manage only a 2-1 defeat against Southampton, which propelled Tottenham into the third position.
Even though Spurs manager Villas-Boas said in the early part of the campaign that he would consider the Europa league with great priority, he has now revealed that the top four takes precedence over the Europa league. The 35-year-old has seen Tottenham finish in the top four last season only for them to not qualify for the Champions League due to the win in this competition for Chelsea. The club has made a Champions League group stage appearance only once in their history.
Villas-Boas has spoken about the importance of offering this Premier European competition to the players in order to attract and keep the best of them. He has said that the top four takes priority with only seven matches remaining.
“You always get comfortable when you are further ahead from the pack but the other teams are so near. It is not the first time that the other teams have been so near to us and it shifts every week. The fact that we are going to be third this week doesn’t put more or less doubt on ourselves or make us over-confident. We have to continue to do our job. It will depend probably on the fixtures against the teams who have the same objectives as us,” said Villas-Boas.