Clint Dempsey believes Tottenham can finish above Manchester City to claim second spot on the Premier League table before season's end.
Dempsey and his Spurs team-mates are currently in third place following a run of just one defeat in their past nine league matches. Trailing City by six points for now, Dempsey insists Spurs will cut the deficit s the campaign progresses.
"That's the goal," Dempsey said of finishing second.
"Everybody wants to be pushing for great things and doing something special in their careers. We have the quality in our team and there's no reason why we shouldn't think that.
"We need to continue on this good run of form and get as many points as possible. You want to keep your feet on the ground and know there's a lot of hard work to put in if you want to accomplish your goals."
Dempsey, who missed two games over the festive period with a groin injury, is happy that he is back among the goals, but insists he can still do better.
"My season is going okay. I've got six goals and I think five assists in all competitions now, so it's starting to look better," Dempsey said.
"I'm someone who likes to score or get assists so it's good to be getting those stats up, contributing and trying to help this team do well. It's going well but I still want to be better at what I'm doing."
Information from the Press Association was used in this report.