After their draw with Arsenal, Smalling is adamant they can get close to the top four before the end of the month.
“Yes. We have to decrease this gap that we've got right now, and we've had a few too many draws," he said.
"But there are many games coming up, and it's just about closing that gap now and getting within touching distance."
On the game, Smalling added: "It was quite end-to-end. You could see how much three points meant to both of us, so we were going for it. If we can bring that intensity to each game, it really lifts the crowd, because you could see how much they were vibing off it."