Niko Kranjcar says Tottenham can finish in the top four this season - thanks to their failure in qualifying for Europe last term.
This season, free from the shackles of Europe's second-tier tournament, Tottenham sit proudly in the Champions League places.
Kranjcar said: "I think its definitely a good thing that we're not competing in the Europa League. We're a team that is still learning and growing, getting to know one another.
"So spending more time in training sessions I think is proving invaluable. It's obvious too that with fewer first-team matches our players are fitter. Both mentally and physically we appear fresh all of the time."