Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino says his side need to improve their play, ahead of a potentially crucial run of Premier League games.
Spurs had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Sunday, a result which could leave them five points adrift of the top four if Liverpool win at Swansea City on Monday evening.
And things will not get any easier for the Londoners in the next few weeks, as their next three league games see them face Manchester united, Liverpool and Arsenal.
That tough treble is already on the mind of Pochettino, who has urged his squad to give their all to try and be in top form for the tasks ahead.
He told reporters: "Of course these games will be important for us. It is important if we are going to take points and win games.
"It's true that we're going to fight, if not, it will be difficult. That's the idea, try to win games and be consistent. At the end, we have the possibility to fight for the top four."
Spurs are priced at 15/8 to finish in the top four in the Premier League this season, with Liverpool available at 1/6 and Arsenal 6/1.
Meanwhile, Pochettino played down the effect of flu, which saw the likes of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and playmaker Christian Eriksen sit out the clash with the Saints on Sunday.
He added: "A few players were affected last week, but it's not an excuse, our performance wasn't the best.
"We need to be focused on improving. We must do better, play better. If we want to be in the top four, we need to improve our level."
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