Tottenham’s Villas-Boas predicts more ‘twists & turns’ in top-four race

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas insists his side are still alive in the top-four race ahead of their trip to Stoke City

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Andre Villas-Boas' men are currently fifth in the table Photo: Back Page Images

Andre Villas-Boas believes there are more “twists and turns” to come in the top-four race as Tottenham Hotspur eye a Champions League place next season.

Spurs are a point behind fourth-placed Arsenal while Chelsea are two points clear of the Gunners, with Villas-Boas’ men set to take on Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday.

Despite failing to beat the Blues at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, the Tottenham boss is still confident his side have a chance of securing a fourth-place finish.

“Hopefully there will be more twists and turns,” Villas-Boas said.

“We have to do our job in the two remaining fixtures and it’s time for somebody to slip up. At the moment, we can only focus on ourselves, try to get the maximum points possible and wait for something to happen.

“The Premier League can change in a weekend. Everything is still a possibility.”

Villas-Boas also warned his Spurs side to expect a difficult clash against a physical Stoke City outfit, with Tony Pulis’ men looking to safeguard their top-flight status.

“I always considered Stoke’s teams very aggressive,” the Spurs boss said.

“They have an in your face style. I think they have the conditions there and the quality of individuals. Maybe they haven’t scored the points that they wanted.

“Their home record last year was impressive. This season they couldn’t get the results they wanted, but in the end survival is what they wanted and they are one point away from achieving it.”

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