O'Hara remains confident
Jamie O'Hara is confident Spurs can finish in the top six despite Sunday's defeat to Newcastle United.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 22/12/08 12:58pm
Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara is confident the club can finish in the top six despite Sunday's defeat to Newcastle United.
The England Under-21 international was left on the bench for the match and is hoping to feature more in the club's games against Fulham and West Brom over the festive period.
A last-minute Damien Duff strike sealed all three points for the home side leaving Spurs in 16th place, just one point off the relegation zone.
Despite the improved performances since Harry Redknapp took over the club's abysmal early season form means that Spurs remain in trouble.
"As a club we have achieved a fantastic run of results to get out of trouble but now we can't let it slip," O'Hara told the Evening Standard.
"We're still in there and we have to keep pushing on.
"The confidence is sky high and I'm sure we can push up the table. The belief in the players has changed a lot.
"Everyone is believing now but we can get into that top six and it's a realistic achievement for this season."
Spurs enjoyed a large share of possession but couldn't add to Luka Modric's equaliser after 29 minutes and Redknapp was left to rue his side's missed chances.
Spurs winger Aaron Lennon impressed again down the right-hand side and it was his run and cross which gave on-loan striker Fraizer Campbell the chance to win the match late on.
Unfortunately for Spurs the Manchester United forward missed the ball and his manager believes that if he had scored his side would have gone on to win the game.
Redknapp said: "If Frazier had touched that it would have been in the back of the net and it would have been game over."