Brad Friedel
Brad Friedel feels Tottenham is strong enough to overcome Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final and also land a Champions League spot for next season

Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel thinks that Spurs can deal local rivals Chelsea a double blow, by knocking them out of the FA Cup and beating the Blues to fourth in the league - the final Champions League position.

Spurs are currently fourth in the standings, level on points with Newcastle. Chelsea, meanwhile, are two points behind them in a three-way fight for the last Champions League spot; assuming Arsenal, in third, can retain their five point lead over the Magpies and the Spurs to the end of the season.

The American international, therefore, wants his side to put more pressure on Roberto Di Matteo's men by beating them in the semi-final of the FA Cup, which is scheduled to be played at Wembley on Sunday. He feels his team is strong enough to overcome the Blues despite the fact they have won only two of their last 10 league games.

"Yeah, I think we will [finish in the top four]," the Sun quoted him as saying, "We've got a tremendous squad and other than two performances - Norwich and Arsenal away - we've been playing good football and have a lot of confidence."

"We've got a big game on Sunday against Chelsea and hopefully we can get to the FA Cup Final and then we'll concentrate on the Premier League from there. But we're looking to at least finish fourth and, hopefully, third," Friedel said.

The 40 year old had earlier revealed he was not thinking about retiring from the game and wanted to continue to play for as long as possible. Friedel is close to breaking John Burridge's record for being the oldest goalkeeper in the English top flight.

"How long can I play? Until no manager in the world wants to take me on," ESPN quoted Friedel, adding, "At 35, I probably would not have expected to be playing at 40. There is no secret [except to] eat well, [have] discipline and work hard.

"I take football very seriously. I do my utmost to win, be as good as I can. I am very disappointed if I lose or make mistakes, but there is no sense in playing if you don't enjoy it," the keeper added.

The former Aston Villa player, who joined Spurs last summer as a free agent, has proven he has gotten better with age, after a series of impressive performances for the White Hart Lane club.