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No chance “laboured” Tottenham will secure top-four spot, claims Manchester United legend

Manchester United hero Gary Neville has quashed Tottenham Hotspur’s chances of finishing in the top four this season after their disappointing display to relegation-threatened Burnley on Sunday afternoon.

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Spurs are now seven points adrift of fourth placed Manchester City, and look almost certain to miss out on a lucrative place in the Champions League for another season.

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville, however, claims that Mauricio Pochettino’s side do not appear to have the fight to better their Premier League position, even with top scorer Harry Kane in their ranks.

Despite it being mathematically possible for Tottenham to finish fourth – if any of the top four sides significantly slip up – the former Red Devils skipper thinks that they are “depleted”, with the draw at Turf Moor typifying the team’s lack of urgency in their game.

“It’s mathematically possible, but with a performance like that today, I think you’ll find it’s difficult really,” he told Sky Sports.

“They look a little bit depleted as well. I saw them before Christmas play at home against Everton, and they were really sharp and they looked fiery in that game.

“If I’m looking at them in this last month, you think of the game at Old Trafford, they’ve gone out of Europe, and they’ve lost the Capital One Cup,” Neville continued.

“They’ve had a couple of heavy blows in this last four, five weeks and I think at this point in the season, it looks to me like they’ve just gone over the top a bit.

“They maybe need some reinforcements and that obviously won’t be coming until the end of the season.”

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