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Keane has top four dream
16 Nov 2007 - 16:16:06
Robbie Keane has refused to rule out Tottenham securing Champions League football for next season despite their disastrous start to the season.
Spurs are currently 14 points off the pace of Chelsea in the final qualification spot for Europe's premier club competition after winning just two of their 13 league games this season.
But following the appointment of new manager Juande Ramos last month, Keane believes their season can still be salvaged and summer predictions of a top-four place could still become a reality.
"It's been a difficult start but you have to put what's happened behind you, move on and concentrate on getting back up the table," said Keane.
"We came into the season aiming to do as well as we could. Top four was the aim and, with the players we have and the manager we had, we thought that was realistic.
"We are struggling at the moment but we have the players and the manager to do well here. The only way is up.
"We are not stupid enough to think it will be easy to make up ground on the teams at the top.
"But it's still only November and there is a long, long way to go. We'll just work hard on turning things around and see where it takes us.
"I would be daft to say we will get a Champions League place, but you would be just as daft to say we can't."