Lennon sets sights on Europe

05 March 2009 11:49
Aaron Lennon believes Tottenham are still capable of securing European qualification this season. Spurs endured a torrid start to the 2008/09 campaign, with Juande Ramos paying the price for the club's early shortcomings. However, Harry Redknapp has helped to steady the ship, guiding the club out of the relegation zone and establishing a four-point cushion on the bottom three. The White Hart Lane outfit also have a game in hand on many of their rivals, with victory over Sunderland on Saturday capable of pushing them to within five points of the top seven. Seventh place could be enough for a Europa League (the replacement for the Uefa Cup) spot this season, should a side inside the top six win the FA Cup, and Lennon believes Tottenham can beat the odds and take their place in continental competition next term. "Someone said after the game (a 4-0 hammering of Middlesbrough on Wednesday) that we weren't far off seventh and it would be unbelievable if we could get that, especially after the start to the season when we had two points from eight games," Lennon told the Evening Standard. "The main thing at the moment is to keep us in the league, but we know we shouldn't be in this position with the players we have at the club. "Every player is starting to play well. From the goalkeeper to the defenders and midfielders and through to the strikers, everyone is on form."

Source: SKY_Sports