Former Argentine footballer and current coach of Tottenham Mauricio Pochettino has notified Chelsea that their Tottenham Hotspur will struggle to get a lead of any slips and keep combating for the Premier League title till the end.
Argentine central defender Pochettino hailed “belief” of his side that helped to beat Everton at 3-2 on Sunday to close the space on the leaders to seven points.
Two goals from Harry Kane and one goal from Dele Alli keep Chelsea under pressure in the Premier League race.
On Monday night match, the Blues will return to 10 points if they beat West Ham. However, Tottenham boss believes that his team needs to perform well if they want to push Chelsea.
The 45-year-old Tottenham manager said after winning over Toffees, he said “Everton was a very difficult opponent, we know that. We played, much better and if you see the score, 3-2, maybe that’s not fair [reflection] because that makes it look like a very competitive game but we deserved more. Sometimes that happens.”
“The most important things for us was to get the three points, important to keep our position in the table fighting for the highest position and to be there if Chelsea fail.”
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“We played with a lot of confidence, always knowing what we needed to do in every moment and that was fantastic,” he added.
“The team showed big confidence and that’s important for us because now we’re at the most important period with the Premier League and FA Cup and we have that consistency and that belief.”
Tottenham boss mourned that his team conceded a late goal from Enner Valencia in last scored of the game just minutes after Dele Alli had scored 3-1.
Pochettino said “Overall, it was a very good win, a fantastic performance. Okay, in the end we’re a little disappointed to concede the last goal because we showed a lack of concentration and that can’t happen again. But without that, we played very well.”
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“We played a fantastic first half and the second half we dominated and played with good quality and a high tempo. I’ve very pleased for everyone. We have to keep going.”