Tottenham's Aaron Lennon aiming for European action

05 March 2009 06:37
Speaking to the Evening Standard

, Lennon, who scored twice during Tottenham's 4-0 defeat of Middlesbrough on Wednesday night, is looking at the possibility of finishing seventh in the table, which would be enough to qualify for Europe should a top-six club lift the FA Cup in May.

The reward for finishing would be a place in the newly-formed Europa league, the replacement for the Uefa Cup, and following their win at White Hart Lane, Spurs are just eight points behind seventh, as well as only four points clear of the relegation zone.

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Lennon said: "Someone said after the game 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.

"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."

If Tottenham were to win their game in hand against Sunderland at the weekend, the gap to seventh would be reduced to just five points, with 10 games remaining, and with Robbie Keane scoring his first goal since his return from Liverpool, the team are feeling confident.

Lennon said: "It seems like he [Keane] has never been away. He is someone who reads my game really well and he set me up for two goals against Middlesbrough.

"He is a great leader and a great player and having him back at the club has given everyone a boost."


Source: Telegraph