Dempsey: Tottenham’s stunning comeback will reignite top-four push

Clint Dempsey believes Tottenham's second-half comeback against Manchester City will reignite their push for a top-four finish

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Clint Dempsey sealed a move to Spurs from Fulham last August Photo: wjarrettc, via Flickr

Clint Dempsey believes that Tottenham’s remarkable second-half comeback against Manchester City will fill Spurs full of confidence as they look to secure a Champions League spot.

The American striker scored Spurs’ equaliser after the north Londoners trailed Samir Nasri’s opener, before goals from Jermain Defoe and Gareth Bale wrapped up a stunning seven-minute turnaround.

“It was a great spell to play in,” said Dempsey. “Three different players scored, that gives confidence to the team and hopefully the result will give us that push for the final five matches of the season as we try to get into the top four.

“The result gives us a lift and hopefully we’ll now get on a good run of form. We’ve had a bit of a rough patch and hopefully this will give us the lift we need to finish strong.”

The 3-1 triumph over City leaves Tottenham in fifth place in the Premier League table with five games left to play.

But Andre Villas-Boas’s men, who travel to Wigan on Saturday, are just two points behind third-placed Arsenal and have played a game less.

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