Tottenham correspondent for Football London, Rob Guest, says the Lilywhites should target finishing inside the top four this season to show they are making progress.
Spurs finished last season inside the European Conference League spots and have been playing in the maiden edition of the competition this season.
Tottenham had started that campaign hoping to earn a return to the top four. They even flirted with winning the league before the season unravelled and their form dipped.
They will try to secure a return to the Champions League again after this campaign and Guest believes that should be a realistic goal for them.
It remains to be seen if they will eventually finish inside the top four, but Guest insists they have to show progress from the last campaign and at least make the Europa League spot.
He was asked about Spurs’ realistic goals for this season in a Football London Q/A session, and he said: “They’ve got to be pushing for a top-four finish this season given what’s happened over the past two years. Whether that’s possible come May remains to be seen but there’s got to be some progression if they are to get back on track.
“At the very least they need to be back in the Europa League next term rather than the Europa Conference League. Good runs in the cup competitions are also a must if they are to eventually end their trophy drought.”
Spurs have had an inconsistent season, but they are finding some rhythm.
If they continue to improve, there is no real reason why they cannot at least challenge for the Champions League places.