Three wins guarantee Tottenham Europa League
Tottenham came into the weekend in seventh place, just two points behind sixth-placed West Ham United and ahead of eighth-placed Everton on goal differential. On Saturday, potential future Tottenham manager, Graham Potter led Brighton and Hove Albion to a 1-1 draw against West Ham United.
That draw left West Ham a mere three points in front of Tottenham, with the Spurs now having a game in hand. If Tottenham beats Wolves on Sunday, they will draw level with the Hammers at 59 points, with both teams having two games remaining.
Goal difference may be key for Tottenham
At that point, the Lilywhites would be ahead of the Hammers based on goal difference. Further, with a goal difference +10 better than West Ham, the odds of that changing through three wins seems slim.
Likewise with Everton- who also have 56 points with three to play – Spurs have a commanding +16 goal differential on the Toffees.
The bottom line is as unbelievable as it would have seemed after the loss at Leeds, the Spurs still control their own destiny. While Europa League is not the Champions League qualification the team ultimately seeks, it is better than the Conference League and much better than no European football at all. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has sat empty for far too long, Spurs needs fans in the seats every day of the week possible, even if it is Thursday.
Now the lads just need to win out.