Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel has hit back at their critics.
Spurs can still finish fifth if they win their remaining two games and reach 72 points - matching the best they have ever got in the Premier League.
Friedel said: "There has been a lot of talk of negativity but if we win our last two games we will equal our record points tally for the Premier League, just as we did last season, so I don't see that as a negative season.
"The publicity around the club has been negative for most of the season, but Tim and the staff have done a good job keeping the players in the right frame of mind to want to go out and win games.
"Things are not as negative as people may think."