Peter Crouch admits January could make-or-break Tottenham's season.
Spurs face five games in 14 days, including a huge top four decider against Liverpool.
"It's an important run of games," Crouch told the Spurs website. "There are no easy games there by any means - there never is - but there are home matches that we can pick up maximum points in and really push ourselves up the league.
"Manchester City won quite convincingly (4-1 against Blackburn) the other night and are looking quite strong now, Liverpool will always be there or thereabouts, Villa as well, so we've got to keep putting pressure on these teams.
"If we continue to win, we'll be right in amongst it at the end of the season."