Lamela backs Spurs for top four

Tottenham winger Erik Lamela insists that they have what it takes to finish in the top four and qualify for next season's Champions League.

Spurs have never done better than a fourth-place finish in the Premier League era, which they last achieved in 2012, but missed out on the Champions League the following season due to Chelsea's victory in the competition.

But Mauricio Pochettino's side are looking strong this season and currently occupy that coveted fourth-place after three consecutive league victories, including a win over Watford in which Lamela scored a crucial goal.

"I am happy with my performance but I am more happy with the team," he said. "The team is playing well. This is very important because at the end of the season we need to finish in the top four.

"We hope we can do it. It is in our minds that we can do it. I think these three points at the end of the season can be very important for us."

The Argentine forward will be hoping to continue his good form when the north Londoners face Everton in their next game at Goodison Park on Sunday.