Jenas - We want top four spot

Spurs midfielder targets Champions League berth

Jenas: Tough challenge

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Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas insists Spurs have enough quality to challenge for a UEFA Champions League place this season.

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Spurs have attracted some high quality players for the new season, despite losing striker Robbie Keane to Liverpool and Dimitar Berbatov's rumoured move away from White Hart Lane.

Former Arsenal and Blackburn winger David Bentley is the latest to make the move to Spurs, along with Giovani dos Santos, Luka Modric and goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.

Jenas, who has spent three seasons at the club, believes they now have the ability to challenge the top four, despite admitting it will be tough.


"I think it's all down to ourselves and our mentality and how hard we're prepared to work," Jenas told Sky Sports News.

"We've got an abundance of ability, but we've had that over the last couple of years, we just need that something extra that we've been looking for and hopefully we'll find it this year.

"Every player wants to play in the Champions League and I remember being sat here a couple of years ago saying 'let's go for the Champions League', we'd just bought three or four players, but you have to be realistic, it's not easy.

"It's tough but we've got a number of quality players that have come in who will be doing their best to get in amongst it and give ourselves a shot towards the end of the season."


The 25-year-old is also impressed with manager Juande Ramos who led Spurs to an 11th place finish last season after taking up the post last year.

Jenas added: "As soon as he came here you could see why he was so successful at his other clubs, the lads have taken to his regimes and it's starting to pay off for us.

"It's been a pleasure to work with him."