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Last Updated: Sunday, 30 April 2006, 18:17 GMT 19:17 UK
Jol makes Champions League plea
Tottenham manager Martin Jol
Jol's team are currently in the driving seat for fourth place
Tottenham boss Martin Jol believes his side should be allowed into next season's Champions League if they claim fourth spot in the Premiership.

At present, Spurs would drop down into the Uefa Cup if they finish fourth and Arsenal win the Champions League final against Barcelona on 17 May.

"If Middlesbrough win the Uefa Cup, then fifth and sixth place goes to the Uefa Cup for next season," he said.

"The same should be for the Champions League as England is so strong."

He added: "I don't want to think about it. I still think it would be an injustice."

Spurs beat Bolton 1-0 on Sunday to move seven points ahead of rivals Arsenal.

The Gunners now need to beat Sunderland on Monday and Manchester City on Thursday to take the race for a Champions League slot to the final game of the season.

Aaron Lennon grabbed the winner against Bolton and Jol added: "It wasn't easy.

"The first half we couldn't pressurise the ball and they had a spare man in midfield.

"They are a very strong team and everything they do, they do with a purpose so all credit to them but we did better in the second half.

"I think Aaron is progressing and developing himself into an exciting player."

Interview: Tottenham head coach Martin Jol


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