Davids wants Highbury decider
By Nick Hatton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Edgar Davids is hoping Tottenham can set up a Champions League showdown with Arsenal.
Edgar Davids is hoping Tottenham's youngsters can set up a Champions League showdown with Arsenal on April 22nd.
The Dutch international has been impressed with the crop of young players at White Hart Lane and feels the pressure of needing to win every game is perfect preparation for European football next season.
Spurs regained the advantage over their North London rivals in the race for fourth place with a 2-0 victory at Birmingham, but the former Barcelona and Juventus midfielder has warned his side that they need to stay ahead of the Gunners if they are to profit from the clash at Highbury.
"The pressure is on us but we are still in the race," he said.
"Next week we will be the same story. Our game against Arsenal could be a Champions League decider but we have to win every game before that.
"It was a big blow that we lost at Chelsea in the last minute but we bounced back and now we have to keep up that run."
Spurs have eight games left to cement Champions League qualification, but Davids insists that they should not just be wary of the threat posed by Arsenal.
"We have to focus every game, but Arsenal are not the only threat. There is Bolton and Blackburn, so we have to stay focused.
"It is good that everyone learns every game you play because if we get into Europe, you have to win every game you play."
Davids has recently been axed from the Dutch squad, but claims to be unconcerned about his chances of playing for Holland at the World Cup this summer.
"I don't know and I don't care," he said.
"It is not up to me. I am focused and doing well for the club here."