The Tottenham star Rafael Van Der Vaart saw his team destroyed by Arsenal on Sunday and has admitted that the Gunners have all but finished any remaining hope that Spurs could have overtaken Manchester City in the title race.
But he thinks that their seven point cushion will be more than enough to stop any of the chasing pack, including Arsenal, from overtaking them in the race for third.
Van Der Vaart said after the 5-2 defeat: “Of course you always have hope that we can win the title but Man City are winning their games so easily and, especially now that we’ve lost, maybe the title is over,”
“I think third place is our main goal now, and I’m still really confident we will finish in third.
“For the fans and for us as players, losing against Arsenal always hurts – but we are still third, seven points ahead of them.
“Now we have a big week coming up against Manchester United. It’s always difficult after the international break but the confidence is there and we showed in the first half yesterday that we are still a top team.
“Will it be difficult to lift ourselves? No, this is football and we had a bad day, that’s all. It’s just a game and we lost. We’re still seven points ahead so we’re not worried.”
Perhaps he will start to worry when Tottenham get destroyed again by Man United next weekend? I sincerely hope so!