Former Tottenham captain Gary Mabbutt is convinced they can still finish in the top four.

Mabbutt, 51, believes AVB has enough talent, ability and hunger within the ranks to challenge ­rivals Chelsea and Arsenal.

He told the Daily Star Sunday: "Fortunately Tottenham have got a very strong squad together and they have a great attitude. I think we have enough strength to come through this.

"We've got strong players in the squad ­- a lot of players that have a lot of experience.

"Of course, pace is the key in a lot of games, certainly when you've got players like Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon."

But Mabbutt has warned Spurs' stars they must be prepared for a scrap to get over the ­finishing line. He said: "It's going to be a dogfight.

"Everything is still to play for.

"We've shown a lot of character so far this season.

"But we are ­going to need all of that character in the remaining games. I think we've still got enough about us to land a ­top-four place."