Scott Parker suggests that Tottenham’s season will be a failure if they don’t produce a top-four finish.
Spurs’ chances of a trophy were dashed yesterday when they lost 5-1 to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley and now Parker is solely focusing on a Champions League position to avoid disaster.
“If we don’t end up fourth we will have failed as a squad,” he said.
“We’ve had a fantastic ride this year and we’ve dipped, that’s obvious.
“Even our own manager is probably doubting us a little bit at the moment. Others (are) too, like our own fans.”
He added: “Something like yesterday’s result might just kick us on.
“We can try to get that siege mentality. We need to stand up and be counted and show the fans and show the manager that we’re going to try to end up in fourth place.
“We’ve had a few hard-luck stories but we can’t look back at those now. We have five games left and we need to win those.
“We haven’t got 20 games left where we can sit down and analyse where we’re going wrong. We need to try to stay positive and grind out the rest of the season and get fourth.”