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Moussa Dembele Tips Tottenham to Clinch Coveted Top Four Spot

Midfielder hopes for improvement on last season.

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Tottenham midfielder Moussa Dembele believes his side are in better shape to make the top four this season, according to the London Evening Standard.

Spurs narrowly missed out to rivals Arsenal for a place in the Champions League, in a race that went down to the final day of the 2012/13 season, though Dembele is hopeful that they can make it this time.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has strengthened his squad significantly over the summer, bringing in big names such as Roberto Soldado, Paulinho and Etienne Capoue, with the possibility of Roma star Erik Lamela still to come.

There are still question marks over the future of Gareth Bale, who has been linked with a record-breaking move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, but Dembele believes the signings that the club have made so far put them in good shape to finally finish above rivals Arsenal in the PremierLeague.

“We had quite a good season last year but at the end we didn’t make what we aimed for,” said the former Fulham player. “But this year we have learned from this and we can’t make the same mistakes again.

“We have the quality (to make the top four). It’s going to be very difficult because everyone has spent money, but we have bought some good players too.

“We have also been playing a year longer together. Everyone believes that we can do something this year.”

Tottenham have been unlucky in recent times in their bid for a Champions League place, managing to finish fourth in the 2011/12 season, only to be denied a place in the competition the following year due to sixth-place Chelsea managing a surprise win in the competition to take them through as holders.


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