Midfielder Jermaine Jenas insists a run in Europe will give Tottenham a chance to turn round their season.
Spurs should ease into the second phase of the Uefa Cup at the expense of Anorthosis Famagusta after taking a 6-1 first-leg lead to Cyprus.
Reaching the group stages would mean seven games in 21 days, and Jenas believes this would give Martin Jol a perfect chance to end all the speculation about his future.
"We can definitely turn things around," said Jenas.
"It was only last year when we were in a similar situation and the games started to come thick and fast with us playing in Europe.
"We started to keep clean sheets and get some wins under our belts. The confidence just went from strength to strength."
Spurs showed plenty of fighting spirit when they came from 4-1 down at White Hart Lane against Aston Villa to snatch a point on Monday night and Jenas insists it underlined the support, determination and backing for their under-fire boss.
The England man added: "Everyone is fully supporting the manager.
"A lot of us have faced this before in our careers, whether it has been with Tottenham or other clubs. You have just got to go back to your experience and
I'm sure we will come through it.
"As good as you can be going forward, you have to be just as good keeping
clean sheets. That is a team thing and goes from the strikers all the way to the