Niko Kranjcar believes Tottenham can attract the game's biggest names if they qualify for the Champions League.

Tottenham are fourth with seven games to play, following the 2-0 win over Portsmouth, and after playing Sunderland away next weekend they face his former club again in the FA Cup semi-final.

"I believe that Spurs could attract even bigger players if we reached the Champions League," the Croatian midfielder told the Telegraph. "It has a massive history in English football and in European football.

"With the fan base and new training ground, it is a top, top club.

"We're definitely equipped to do well in the Champions League.

"You need to strengthen and build up your squad. Barcelona made a couple of changes in their team and they won six trophies in a season. You need to improve your team each year.

"Of course, the Champions League is massive. Every player wants to play in it. It's the biggest tournament around in football. I dreamed about it when I was a kid.

"Even when I was at Hadjuk Split and Dinamo Zagreb, I dreamed of playing in the Champions League. Dinamo Zagreb did play in the Champions League for two seasons."