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Football: Spurs' Vertonghen looks beyond Newcastle horizon

Published on Feb 11, 2014 10:13 AM

LONDON (AFP) - If footballers are supposed to "take one game at a time", then Jan Vertonghen risks angering Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood by looking well beyond Wednesday trip's to face Newcastle United.

Instead Vertonghen has already identified the clash with Liverpool next month as the defining game of Tottenham's season.

The weekend victory over Everton moved Sherwood's side back up to fifth where they sit three points behind Liverpool in fourth spot ahead of the latest round of matches.

That has revived Spurs' hopes of forcing their way into the top four and claiming a place in next season's Champions League.

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