Tottenham's Younes Kaboul says club deserve Champions League

Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul

Younes Kaboul claims Tottenham Hotspur deserve a place in the Champions League as they have been more consistent than their Premier League rivals.

Spurs are involved in a battle with Arsenal and Newcastle to join Europe's elite in next season's competition.

They will finish third if they defeat Fulham on Sunday and Arsenal fail to win at West Brom.

"Arsenal and Newcastle have both been good, but we've been more consistent," said Spurs defender Kaboul.

Although Tottenham, who start the final day of the season in fourth spot, are looking to secure a top-three place, they could finish fifth if results conspire against them.

If that happens then they will have to settle for a place in next season's Europa League.

Even finishing fourth will not be enough to clinch a Champions League spot if Chelsea overcome Bayern Munich in the final at Allianz Arena on 19 May.

If Chelsea win in Germany then Spurs must finish third if they are to host Europe's best next season.

Tottenham are at home to Fulham, managed by former Spurs manager Martin Jol, while Arsenal, one point ahead of their north London rivals, face an awkward encounter in what will be new England boss Roy Hodgson's final match in charge of West Brom.

And Newcastle, who have won seven of the last nine top flight games, face a tricky encounter at Everton, who are looking to finish above neighbours Liverpool for the first time since the 2004-05 season.

But former Portsmouth player Kaboul, 26, believes Redknapp's side are worthy of joining Manchester City and Manchester United in next season's Champions League.

"Let's hope that we can play in the Champions League next season because I think we deserve it after the great season we've had," he added.

"We are going to give everything on Sunday to win and show the country we are here, and we want to play in the Champions League next season."

Younes Kaboul was speaking at the Best of Africa Awards in London.

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