While Spurs have dropped out of the top four places some fans have been questioning whether the club will even be playing in Europe next season. A section of supporters have been put in the difficult position of not wanting either Everton or Arsenal to win when the two teams meet at the Emirates this week but for now, club captain Michael Dawson insists that the squad is still focused on Champions League qualification.

Asked how disappointing it would be to miss out on that top four finish, Michael said,

“We’re not thinking of that. As players you can’t. Who knows what will happen on 19th May? Hopefully it will be a good day and we’re celebrating. There’s a lot of hard work to go in from ourselves and also the other teams to get there.

“Arsenal have gone above us and we’re in fifth. The games come thick and fast and, with us not playing at certain times with the way they’ve fallen, we’ve just got to concentrate on what we do.

Daws was also adamant that the Europa League run had not affected the side’s Premiership form,

“I don’t think it has at all. If you look at our results after the Europa League, I think they’ve been really good.

“It’s just that, after getting as far as we did, we wish we could have gone all the way. It would have been great to be lifting that trophy, but that’s not going to be, so we’ll be concentrating on the Premier League now.”

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