Harry Redknapp has urged his Tottenham players to concentrate on Saturday's clash with Fulham rather than next week's European trip to Milan.
Spurs make the short trip to Craven Cottage just 48 hours before they head out to Italy to face reigning European champions Internazionale in a mouth-watering Champions League tie.
"It is hard balancing the Champions League with the Premier League," said Redknapp.
"But they've got to concentrate on the trip to Craven Cottage. That is the key now.
"The league position is all important because unless we win the Champions League we are not going to qualify for the Champions League next year.
"If we want to play Champions League football like Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal invariably do every year we have to finish in the top four again. That is our priority.
"We also want a good run in the Champions League but if you go out of the Champions League and finish halfway up the table, at the end of the year if you are not in European football it is not good.
"These next two league games for me are massive."