Defeat to Manchester City on Friday has most likely put paid to any hopes of European qualification, but the boss says there will be no entering cruise control in the remaining games of the season.
"Very much so - we want to finish as high as we can." he commented. "It's been frustrating this year because we haven't been consistent.
"I feel it is down to a lot of swapping and changing, not having the players available that I particularly want - key players have been out for too long and the strength of the squad has been depleted for too long.
"We do want to finish well - on a higher note. We certainly don't want the season to fizzle out and if we can get maximum points, you never know.
"We've just got to make sure we keep on top of things.
"We needed to win and back it up with another win against West Brom. We've got to show a lot of character now and go to West Brom and get a result.
"We'll never give up - we've got to finish as high as we possibly can. We need as many points as possible on the board and this was a big blow for us.
"It has taken us back down the ladder, if you like, and West Brom is a big game for us."
Glenn Hoddle insists that the aim of the team remains to finish as high in the Premiership table as possible.