London: Ben Davies has challenged to Tottenham to win their last four Premier League games as they aim to get their top four push back on track against Brighton tonight.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffered a setback in their bid to repeat their league finish for a fifth straight season when they were beaten 1-0 at Manchester City at the weekend.
It was a frustrating end to a memorable week that saw Tottenham reach the Champions League semi-finals with a dramatic away goals success at City.
With the race for qualify for next season’s Champions League heating up, Tottenham defender Davies knows his team have no margin for error in their remaining fixtures.
Davies believes only four successive victories will be enough to secure Tottenham’s place in Europe’s elite club competition.
“It’s never easy to reflect but look, it’s about kicking on and trying to win every game between now and the end of the season,” Davies said.
“That’s the target and it starts against Brighton on Tuesday.”
Demanding Tottenham display a more predatory instinct in front of goal after missing a host of chances in the City defeat, Davies said: “It’s always hard to see any positives straight after a defeat.
“We certainly created the chances but unfortunately we didn’t take them this time.
“That’s the difference between this game and Wednesday night, we were a bit more clinical.”
Brighton are desperate for points as they battle to avoid relegation, but Davies hopes the feelgood factor from Tottenham’s new stadium will continue to provide a welcome lift.
Pochettino’s men have won all three of their matches at the $1 billion arena, scoring seven goals and conceding none.
“It will be tough, they are fighting for everything and they will go the full 90 minutes to try to get something out of the game. We have to be ready,” Davies said.
“We’ve played well at the new stadium so far and we need to keep that momentum going for the rest of the season.”