Huddlestone: Champions League can become Tottenham’s natural habitat

The Spurs midfielder is looking to make up for lost time after missing the majority of last season through injury, and is hoping to finish inside the top four again
Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone is hoping the club can finish in the Champions League places on a more regular basis.

Having finished fourth in two of the past three seasons, the 25-year-old is looking to make a top four place the "natural habitat" for the club.

"I like to think the top four will be our natural habitat as a club," Huddlestone told the Daily Mirror.

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"We've been to the Champions League before, we're aiming high again and it's good to be back."

The midfielder has recently returned to action after missing most of last season due to injury and Huddlestone, who has returned to the starting line-up in the absence of Mousa Dembele, is determined to win back his place in the side.

He added: "Basically I've lost nearly 18 months of my career to injury at a time when I should be coming into my prime.

"I had half-cemented a place in the team, we had finished fourth under Harry Redknapp and we were going well in the Champions League when I first picked up the ankle injury, and it was the start of a long struggle.

"Last year was a write-off and a nightmare, especially watching the lads do so well up until February, when they were in with a chance of the title, and then not being able to help out when results dipped a bit.

"Luckily, since we reported back for pre-season, I've been fully fit and I've enjoyed being involved with the boys again."