Son Heung-min says he would rather qualify for the playoffs than win the Golden Boot.
The South Korean has scored 21 goals in the premier league this season and is currently leading the race with 22.
With two games left in the season, Spurs are fifth in the league, one point behind their rivals.
The 29-year-old said that finishing in the top four was important to them.
Son scored his 21st goal in the North London derby on Thursday.
He has scored 10 goals in his last eight games.
Son was asked if he would trade more goals for a spot in the European club competition.
It is a good thing that you are racing, but it is important to finish in the top four.
On Sunday, Spurs play at home against Burnley before their final game of the season at Norfolk on May 22.
The manager told reporters that Son had promised to score against the Clarets after he was taken off.
Son said the schedule and early kick-off was crazy.
I don't like coming off because I want to be on the pitch and I want to help the team, Son said.
I can understand why because we have a quick game on Sunday. I can not promise I will score, but I will do my best for the team, and if I don't score, I will do my best.
To be honest, looking at the schedule is crazy. It is a quick turn and we need to do everything to recover and get ready to go again.