Portuguese says Spurs will finish in the top four.
Tottenham Hotspur head coach Andre Vilas-Boas is still confident that his side can finish this campaign in the top four of the Premier League, and with it gain entry into next season’s Champions League.
The North London club had appeared to be well on course for a top-four finish after recently beating city rivals Arsenal 2-1 at White Hart Lane, only to then surprisingly lose their next two top-flight fixtures, 3-2 away at Liverpool and 1-0 at home to Fulham.
And that pair of defeats has suddenly brought back painful memories of recent failures to qualify for Europe’s premier club competition.
Last season, despite Harry Redknapp guiding Tottenham to a fourth-placed finish, the club still missed out on entry into the tournament because of Chelsea’s subsequent victory over Bayern Munich in the final.
And, the campaign before Redknapp and Co could only manage a disappointing fifth-place finish in the league.
“This has happened before but it doesn’t mean it has to happen again this year,” the Portuguese said.
“At the moment it has nothing to do with past experience. We are perfectly within our objectives.
“Seventy is usually enough to be in the four spots. There are 24 points to be played for so that means we need 16 more points.
“You never know, but I think at this time we are within our objectives.”