King: Top four the minimum

Spurs have enjoyed a fine run since losing their opening two games

of the season and are well-placed to secure a return to Europe’s

premier competition as they head into Christmas. Thursday’s 1-1

draw with Chelsea kept Harry Redknapp’s men ahead of the Blues, as

well as Arsenal and Liverpool, in what is expected to be a tight

battle for the remaining spots in the top four behind Manchester

City and United. King, 31, said: “We’ll definitely be disappointed

if we don’t finish in the top four from here. We are more than

capable of that with the squad we’ve got. “Confidence is very high

after the past three months. “We’re going out on to the pitch every

week believing we can beat everyone and our football is backing up

that belief.” King added: “Maybe the pressure is not on us as much

as some of the other teams. “I think we’ve surprised a few with the

35 points we’ve got from our first 16 games. “We’re enjoying

ourselves but we’ve got to keep this going for another 22 games.”

King is confident Tottenham can maintain their current high level

until the end of the campaign, having taken four points from tricky

games against Sunderland and Chelsea over the past week. “I thought

we looked tired in the second half against Chelsea,” he said. “We

had a tough game against Sunderland at the weekend and Chelsea are

a very physical side. “Every team suffers injuries and setbacks but

we have a strong squad with plenty of players who can do a good

job. “It’s very tight at the top but I’m confident we can keep

going and produce the results.”