Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld highlighted the importance of picking up a positive result against Stoke City in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Lilywhites began February in contention to win three trophies but a poor run of form has seen them all but fall out of the race for the Premier League title, as well as getting knocked out of the Europa League in midweek.
However, Spurs still have a good chance of finishing inside the top four and qualifying for next season’s Champions League and are still in the FA Cup, and Alderweireld believes they need to get back on track against the Potters.
“I didn’t get much sleep,” he told Sky Sports’ Patrick Davison following their Europa League disappointment against Gent.
“You know after a game like that when you get to bed you will think about it 100 per cent. I think every player sees the game going over and over in their head.
“We have to be ready for Stoke now. No excuses, we have to get three points and go for top four – that’s what we want. I think it’s important for this young group to get Champions League again and see how far we can go.
“You need to have dreams and goals in your life, but it’s not easy. I think this group is capable of it so we have to work hard to achieve it.”