Heurelho Gomes believes Tottenham must beat Newcastle on Saturday to keep their title dream alive.
Harry Redknapp's side are already considered to be outsiders in the race for the Premier League crown, with eight points separating them from leaders Manchester United.
That is a sizeable gap to close, especially as the Red Devils have yet to suffer a defeat in the league this season.
Brazilian keeper Gomes accepts that Spurs have it all to do if they are to come out on top, and admits that dropping points on the road at places like St James' Park could see them slip out of the picture completely.
"If we want to have a say in the title then we must win at stadiums like at Newcastle," he said.
"If we are to make up points on teams like Manchester United, City, Arsenal and Chelsea then we can't afford to fail in these sort of matches.
"Harry Redknapp says Tottenham are candidates for the title and I think that is certain. We've proved we're on the same level with the leaders."
Spurs showed that they are a match for anybody by picking up a point against United last time out, but with the Red Devils having been reduced to 10 men during a goalless draw at White Hart Lane, Gomes admits there is a feeling within the Tottenham camp that they should have taken more from that contest.
He added: "We deserved better luck and the whole squad was not satisfied. Now it is important we react in the right way and win at Newcastle.
"We know it won't be easy but we also have the strength in our squad and the belief.
"Newcastle are a very dangerous team at home and if we want to win then we must play with the same intensity we showed against Manchester United."