Tottenham defender William Gallas says England speculation for manager Harry Redknapp is no excuse for their form slide.

Gallas says the issue has not been a distraction, and the Spurs boss even approached the subject.

"Nobody has been talking about what we will do next season," Gallas said.

"His priority has been to get the team to qualify for the Champions League. So when the people start to speak about him for the national team he came to the dressing room and said: 'Guys, I am very focused on the Champions League and that's it'."