Sigurdsson feels break will help Spurs reach Champions League

TOTTENHAM midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson believes the international break in fixtures will do his side’s chances of attaining Champions League qualification the power of good.

Sigurdsson started Spurs’ 1-0 home defeat to Fulham on Sunday, a result which saw them drop to fourth in the league table.

Victories for rivals Arsenal and Chelsea over the weekend leave Tottenham’s hopes of a top-four finish this season in the balance but, with no league fixtures this weekend, Sigurdsson feels his team-mates will come back stronger from their rest.

“Maybe it is a good thing because we can go away and reflect on what we have been doing in the past few games and make it right,” he said.

“It is in our hands and we are in a good position to make sure we get the Champions League spot.

“We showed during the season that we are more than capable.”

Governing body Uefa has opened an investigation into apparent racist behaviour of Inter Milan supporters during their 4-1 defeat of Spurs at the San Siro last week.

Striker Emmanuel Adebayor was allegedly the subject of monkey chants, while a section of the crowd also waved plastic bananas.

Uefa have scheduled a hearing for 19 April which will also look at insufficient organisation.