Harry Kane accepts Tottenham will have to win almost all of their remaining Premier League games if they are to finish in the top four this season.
The league is provisionally set to restart on June 17 after a three-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Spurs’ first game is against Manchester United.
Kane has not played since rupturing a tendon in his left hamstring against Southampton on New Year’s Day, after which he underwent surgery.
He is back to full fitness and “ready to go” as Spurs embark on a nine-game conclusion to the campaign in which there is almost no margin for error.
“We’ve got to try to finish in the top four,” he said in an interview on Spurs’ official website. “There’s no doubt about that.
“We’ve got a massive game against Manchester United as our first game back and realistically we’re going to have to win seven or eight of the games we have left to get in the Champions League.
“That’s got to be our aim and we’ve got to make sure we finish strongly if we want to be playing Champions League football next season.”