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Tottenham midfielder Bergwijn says European qualification a must

Tottenham midfielder Steven Bergwijn says European qualification is a must.

Spurs are seven points behind fourth-place Chelsea but finishing fifth is expected to secure a Champions League spot due to Manchester City's ban, which is pending appeal, and Bergwijn insists it is possible to close the gap.

"It would be very bad for the club and for us (if we did not qualify for Europe)," he told Sky Sports News.

"A club like Tottenham needs to be in Europe; in the Champions League in the first place but, if that's not possible, (then) in the Europa League.

"We have fantastic players and we have to believe in ourselves. We have nine games left, and I think it's possible. We have to start on Friday."

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