Tottenham focused on Liverpool in top-four race, says Nacer Chadli

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nacer Chadli says Spurs are focused on overhauling Liverpool in top-four race

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood

Tottenham Hotspur are focused on overhauling Liverpool in the top-four race, according to Nacer Chadli.

Spurs are currently three points behind fourth-placed Liverpool after Tim Sherwood’s men were emphatic 4-0 winners at Newcastle United on Wednesday night.

We are looking at Liverpool, who are directly above us and we have to go there in a few weeks, so that will be a big examination

Nacer Chadli

And Chadli revealed Tottenham aren’t concerning themselves with pace-setters Chelsea as Sherwood’s side bid to seal a return to the Champions League after a two-year absence.

“We are not looking at first or second place, we are just looking at the team in front of us, Liverpool,” Chadli said.

“We have to keep playing like we did at Newcastle and keep going in every game for 100 per cent to get the three points. With five games to go, we will see where we are.

“We are not looking to go above Chelsea. We are looking at Liverpool, who are directly above us and we have to go there in a few weeks, so that will be a big examination.

“We are within touching distance of the top. We have had a good week, but in one week everything can happen, everything can change.

“We can be up or we can be down, so we have to stay alert and play our game like we did at Newcastle, although I would say everything is possible this season.

“It is a very different league this season, because a lot of teams are taking points off each other and are playing at around the same level.”

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