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Andy Gray: Why top four failure would mean disaster for Tottenham

Sharethematch.com ambassador Andy Gray was talking exclusively to tribalfootball.com…

FOURTH place in the Premier League seems like it'll go right to the wire and Tottenham need to find a win from somewhere or it might be the beginning of the end for their star-studded team.

I think it would be a shame if Spurs didn't get Champions League football because they play some of the best football in the Premier League.

They have offered so much to the Premier League this season, and they would do the same in the Champions League, just like the last time, and I would like to see them involved again.

They have just had a blip at the wrong time and I think that it is a bit too easy to blame the Harry Redknapp to England rumours.

Yes, it has had an effect on the players but also they have had a tough run in so it is a bit of both I think.

Maybe one or two players took their eye off the ball a little bit and started getting ahead of themselves but they need to get back on track before all of their hard work goes to waste.

And I think they also need to get back into the top four to hang on to some of their best players.

There are guys like Luka Modric and Gareth Bale who are highly sought after and have desires to play at the highest level.

These are players who need to be playing Champions League football. Maybe they can cope with missing the odd season but they will want to be competing against the best.

I think they want to do that with Tottenham but if they don't get Champions League football then it just gives Harry an unwanted headache at the end of the season.

Harry or the chairman Daniel Levy will have to talk up their plans to keep their stars happy and convince them they are still at a club that is going places.

The Stoke game in midweek was a prime example where Spurs would have gone into that game thinking they should be winning it, but they never really got going.

After the game it would have felt like a good point and not two dropped just because of how late they equalised.

Credit to Tottenham because they stuck at it and got a point when it looked like they would lose a fourth on the spin.

But overall I think they would have been disappointed not to have won again

They have let Arsenal leapfrog them and now it is looking like the last Champions League spot is going to be very hardly fought. It seems like a long time ago since people were genuinely talking about Tottenham possibly winning the title.

Andy Gray is an official ambassador for Sharethematch.com - Football's Social Network. Available now for FREE online or at the App Store; http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/share-the-match/id450784289?mt=8

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