Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says Champions League qualification can boost next season's title chances.
AVB believes he is building a genuine challenger for the Premier League.
"One thing is related to another,” said the Spurs head coach. “If we achieve third or fourth position this year, the money available will be different regarding our challenge and the players we can attract.
“We’ve seen some great steps from the club towards the future and [challenging for titles] is the position we want to be in. It’s intimately related to what happens this year.”