Sunday’s 3-1 win over Manchester City certainly keeps our Champions League hopes alive and our destiny still lies in our own hands after that victory. We may be lying in fifth but Arsenal are just two points ahead having played a game more while Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool gives us hope of catching the West London club too.
After the match, head coach Andre Villas-Boas praised the team for the way they turned the game on its head with those three second half goals inside seven minutes.
“I must praise the team for their fighting spirit and it was great to see them turn it around in the second half because the first half was not to our level,” Villas-Boas said to Sky Sports.
“We improved dramatically and the players were fantastic to get this result.
“It comes down to the character of the players. All three that came on showed that desire and ambition to help the team, and in the end we were able to punish them.”
Andre still firmly believes that the race for the top four will go down to the wire.
“It was important for us to win today. Arsenal play Manchester United next week and that is an important fixture,” he added.
“We have to continue getting as many points as possible and see if the decisive fixture is that game against Chelsea.”
Before that Arsenal v United game, Spurs have to travel to Wigan and it won’t be a formality against a side battling for their Premiership lives. For now however, it’s just a great win and a very welcome three points.