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Harry - Tough to finish third

Image: Harry Redknapp: Tottenham manager will settle for finishing fourth and qualifying for the Champions League

Harry Redknapp believes it will be 'tough' for Spurs to pinch third from Arsenal, but will happily settle for Champions League qualification.

Spurs boss feels it is all to play for in race for a top-four finish

Harry Redknapp believes it will now be 'tough' for Tottenham Hotspur to pinch third spot from Arsenal, but will happily settle for UEFA Champions League qualification. Spurs missed the chance to leapfrog their North London rivals in the table on Monday after slipping to a surprise 2-1 home defeat by Norwich City. The result means Spurs trail Arsenal by two points, having played a game more, and they were also joined on 59 points by Newcastle United. With Chelsea also in the mix for a top-four spot, Redknapp believes the battle to qualify for the Champions League will be decided by the squad with the most desire.


He said: "We have not been in bad form the last few weeks, but today was a setback. We had a bad day. "It is all still to play for though. "It is going to be close, but there are still five games to go. It is the team who wants it most. "We would settle for finishing fourth, Champions League football is the key. "It would be lovely to finish above Arsenal, but that is going to be tough now. "It is still all to play for - Chelsea have to play Arsenal, Newcastle have to play Chelsea, Chelsea have to play Liverpool away, so who knows?"

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