VDV - We'll push for title
Rafael van der Vaart believes Spurs will challenge for the title, despite blowing a big chance to close in on the top two by drawing at Swansea.
Last Updated: 02/01/12 3:00pm
Rafael van der Vaart still believes Tottenham have the credentials to challenge for the Premier League title, despite blowing a big chance to close in on the top two by drawing 1-1 at Swansea on Saturday.
Third-place Spurs sit six points behind Manchester United and Manchester City, but do have a game in hand and the Dutchman - who fired Harry Redknapp's team ahead in Wales - thinks the Londoners can push their rivals all the way.
The 28-year-old, who has seven league goals to his name this term, says there is no doubt in the Spurs dressing room that they can catch the two Manchester clubs.
"We certainly have the squad to win the title, but we don't have the experience United have and Manchester City have too many good players," said Van der Vaart.
"But, of course, everyone at Tottenham believes we can catch the Manchester clubs. Why not?
"There is still a long way to go, but we have to win our games to take advantage of others.
"We are on a good run and nothing has changed in our dressing room. We still have the feeling that we are there at the top of the table and we are pleased with that."
However, the Spurs midfielder admits it was a missed opportunity for his side after letting the lead slip against Swansea during a weekend which saw both Manchester clubs lose.
He added: "Yes, it is a missed opportunity. We needed that win and then the competition at the top of the table would have opened up.
"I am disappointed, but all credit to Swansea - they played some fantastic football."
Spurs host West Brom on Tuesday night having scored in 17 successive league games and with only one defeat in their last 16.