Bassong rates Pavlyuchenko as key to Spurs top four bid

Sebastien Bassong says Roman Pavlyuchenko could be key to Tottenham's top four hopes.

Pavlyuchenko is the in-form striker with eight goals in six games as Spurs look to maintain their place in the Barclays Premier League top four.

"He could be the key," said centre-back Bassong. "Why not? We have a very good squad, and this can help us go even further in the Premier League. I think we can reach the Champions League.

"It will be good for us if we manage it, because I think we deserve to be in it.

"We have been doing well since the start of the season, and if we continue to play that way, we can achieve what we want."