Tottenham ought to prioritise the Europa League over the Premier League for the rest of the season.
That’s in response to former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara, who believes Jose Mourinho’s facet are ‘too far off’ the highest 4 to significantly end within the Champions League locations.
Tottenham are six factors behind fourth place West Ham with a recreation in hand and face Dinamo Zagreb within the Europa League last-16 subsequent week.
And O’Hara prompt Spurs ought to relaxation gamers in England’s top-flight to provide them the perfect probability of securing Champions League soccer by successful this season’s Europa League.
Talking on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast, O’Hara stated: “I feel the query mark now’s the place do you play your greatest crew?
“I don’t suppose they will get within the high 4 as a result of they’re too far off it now and so they’ve let that slip an excessive amount of, however they might win the Europa League.
“So rapidly it’s important to sort of decide and select the place you begin your greatest facet.
“You possibly can’t hold enjoying Gareth Bale each week, recreation after recreation as a result of he’ll break down. It’s a must to hold him match.
“You simply need to make that call now the place you place his minutes in.
“I feel they will win the Europa League, I genuinely do.
“In the event that they play like the best way they’re all of the sudden enjoying – you’ve received Gareth Bale who’s firing on all cylinders, you’ve received [Harry] Kane, [Heung-min] Son, Dele Alli, who’s going to be contemporary for Europa League video games – then they’re going to trigger so many issues.”
Bale’s resurgence continued with a brace and an help in Tottenham’s 4-Zero win over Burnley on Sunday.
It’s now 4 targets in as many video games for the Welshman, who appears to be like set to play a pivotal function within the second half of the season for Spurs.
O’Hara added: “Now it’s nearly preserving Bale match at 100 per cent and hungry and selecting and selecting that XI on the proper second.
“Other than Dele Alli, who I feel deserves to begin within the Premier League, that XI in opposition to Burnley is their greatest crew.”