Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas certainly thinks it is a realistic possibility, especially after the brilliant 1-0 win over Portsmouth in the lions den that is Fratton Park.
“We’re definitely looking up rather than down, most teams would be happy with a point at Fratton Park so it just shows the positive attitude we have. We are a club which belongs in Europe.
“We will definitely be pushing for a European slot this season. The manager belongs in Europe as well, especially with his record. He has won the UEFA Cup the last two years with Sevilla, so he won’t want to let go of it now.
“As a whole, we are more compact. There are less gaps opening up and we’re a lot stronger. There’s a feeling things have changed. The wheels are starting to turn. We’re starting to gain some momentum.
“It’s difficult to say how the new manager is different. It’s hard to put your finger on it. But the gaffer has his own thoughts and he needed to strengthen us, not just defensively but as a whole team. I think that’s showing.”
Certainly Spurs’ away win over Portsmouth was a great result, but great enough to start a resurgence with Tottenham clawing their way up the table? With the top six positions tighter than a duck’s butt trapped in a vice, we aren’t holding our breath on Spurs breaking in there.
Oh, and it’s Arsenal next.