Friedel targets top-four finish

The Croatia international was at the subject of a summer long
transfer chase by Chelsea who had several bids rejected, the last
being for a reported £40million. Indeed, Spurs chairman Daniel
Levy had maintained throughout the summer the 25-year-old would not
be allowed to leave the club. Harry Redknapp hinted the controversy
around his talented playmaker had perhaps hindered his teams’ start
to the season which began with two defeats to Manchester United and
City. Yet, on Saturday, he was back to pulling the strings as he
propelled Tottenham to a 2-0 win over Wolves. And Friedel, who
arrived from Aston Villa on a two-year deal this summer, feels with
his new team-mate now back on his game, Spurs can finish in the
top-four again. “Can we qualify for the Champions League?
Absolutely,” he said. “The squad we have is exceptional. There was
so much speculation in the transfer window that we needed to get
that to one side and hopefully now we can just focus and win
football matches.”