Robbie Keane believes Champions League qualification would be “huge” for Tottenham as they look to “attract new players” this summer.
Spurs are in a strong position in the Premier League at the moment. They sit seventh in the table but they will move up to fourth if they make the most of their games in hand.
They also advanced in the FA Cup on Saturday as they beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1.
Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski signed for Tottenham on deadline day from Juventus. They are expected to be busy in the summer transfer market as Antonio Conte will be keen to improve his squad.
Speaking after their win over Brighton, Keane suggested that qualifying for the Champions League is key for Spurs:
“If they play like that, certainly the first half, they’ll win a lot more games than they lose,” Keane said (via Football London).
“They’re only a couple points off Man United with a couple of games in hand.
“I think for Tottenham this season, if they can win a trophy, the FA Cup and get into the Champions League, I think that’s a very very successful season.
“I think the Champions League is huge for Tottenham.
“For [Antonio] Conte signing new players in the summer, if you have the Champions League that’ll attract them.”
“I think the club tried to do the best and you know very well that January is not simple, it’s not easy and I think the club tried to do the best. It’s not simple and then to sign players you don’t have a lot of options. That’s it.
“Yeah but I think we signed two new players. Rodrigo and Dejan and they are the right prospect of following Tottenham philosophy. Young talented players to improve and they are important players for the future but you need time to do this.
“For the players who went out on loan it was right. For sure it was strange to send out on loan four players and one transfer in January, it showed something went wrong in the past.
“Maybe there were some mistakes in the past. You have to buy players to reinforce your team but if you send away players that you bought in the last two or three years it means you did something wrong in the past.”
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