Mateo Kovacic has challenged his team that they should show they have what it takes to mount a substantial bid for the top four.
The Croatia international told the club’s official website on the back of a frustrating evening against United: “We need to improve a lot because we have tough games ahead of us and we have to be focused.
“We have to train hard every day, to prepare our games better and try to avoid our mistakes because we are making too many mistakes in these kind of matches and you get punished.
“We have a good week ahead of us to prepare for Tottenham and to play a good match. We know this match means a lot for us because Tottenham are close behind us so we need to prepare ourselves quite a lot to win this game at home.
“We are still fourth so we are still in a good position but we need to wake up because they are coming from behind. We need to play these next games like we were playing in the beginning of the season and change some things as well, obviously.”