Harry Redknapp brushed off talk of Tottenham's Premier League title chances despite an extremely impressive victory over Norwich.
Two goals from Gareth Bale gave Spurs a 2-0 win at Carrow Road on Tuesday and moved them to within seven points of Manchester United and Manchester City with a game in hand.
Spurs boss Redknapp, though, was keen to play down the aspirations of his club, who only finished fifth last season.
He told Sky Sports HD1 when asked when he would consider Tottenham title challengers: "If there's one game to go and we're sitting with a chance to win the league.
"Man United and Man City look so strong, I wouldn't like to pick up a winner out of those two.
"We'd like to get back in the Champions League and that won't be easy."
Tottenham are expected to be busy in the January transfer window and have been linked with Juventus striker Amauri, Everton's Jack Rodwell and a renewed bid for Bolton defender Gary Cahill.
Redknapp said on Tuesday morning that if he was to make a signing in January, he would want to bring in a star name to signal Spurs' intent,
But he is also wary of upsetting the balance of his in-form squad, as he said when asked if he needed anything else in the January window: "Not really, no. I think it would only cause us problems.
"Unless, as I have said all along, there was somebody out there at a different level.
"But I don't know where you find that player. Well, I do know there is one or two, but we probably can't get them, so it is difficult."