Tottenham news: Antonio Conte makes “comfortable” admission as his side eye fourth

Antonio Conte has belief in his Tottenham players winning games and former England players tip Arsenal to finish ahead of Spurs

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Conte admits he’s still trying to improve Kane at Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has admitted he feels more comfortable in his team’s ability.

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has claimed Spurs are a one man team and that Harry Kane’s form will be the deciding factor on whether or not the north London outfit finish fourth in the Premier League. With eight games remaining, Spurs currently hold the final Champions League spot.

Tottenham smashed five past Newcastle last time out with the north Londoners enjoying some strong momentum heading into the business end of the season. They have missed out on the top four for the last two years and are aiming to return to Europe’s top table.

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Harry Kane will be crucial to Tottenham’s top four ambitions

Conte believes in players

Conte has more faith in his team winning matches as he continues to gets his ideas across in the capital.

The Italian has been in charge since November but has endured a mixed spell early on in north London, culminating in talks of him walking away a few weeks ago. But a resurgence in form has Spurs on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League courtesy of fourth-place in the Premier League and Conte has claimed he feels “comfortable” that his team are improving.

“This league is very difficult but if you compare it to the past my team has improved a lot. I feel now more comfortable to face the opponent,” said the former Chelsea boss.

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Merson doubts Spurs

Former Arsenal midfielder has tipped his old club to pip Tottenham to the final Champions League spot.

The now Sky Sports pundit has questioned whether Spurs have what it takes to finish fourth in the Premier League without world-class striker Kane. Merson has labelled the club a “one man team” and believes that the Gunners will leapfrog their north London rivals.

“As soon as he has one of those off-days Spurs will slip up and Arsenal will pounce,” Merson wrote in his Daily Star column with a north London derby still to come.

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Cole predicts top four

Ex-England and Chelsea winger Joe Cole has added his voice to the many tipping Arsenal to finish above Tottenham.

Last week’s win over Newcastle United moved Spurs into fourth place, above Arsenal with less than 10 games remaining. The Gunners have a game in hand though the two clubs meet in the league in May. Cole has said that London clubs will occupy third and fourth but Spurs won’t be one of the teams.

“I think it will be Chelsea and Arsenal in those last two positions,” the former England international told JOE.

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