Mauricio Pochettino: 'We are fighting for title'


Ever restless, even without Harry Kane and Danny Rose, manager Mauricio Pochettino shuffled his ranks, relegating Kyle Walker and Mousa Dembele to the bench in favour of Winks and warmly-received erstwhile Claret, Kieran Trippier. It is always hard in the first game after global duty, all the players arrive at different dates we were very professional.

Spurs are now seven points behind Chelsea heading into the midweek round of fixtures and Pochettino is not giving up hope that his side can secure their first top-flight crown since 1961.

"They're second in the Premier League by the way, they're no mugs, and we're coming off the back of a run of five out of six away games, and two home games, one against Chelsea, who are top, and against them, who are second".

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Dele Alli had enjoyed Spurs' best chance in the first half but skied a glaring opportunity and when they lost Victor Wanyama and Winks, who was carried off on a stretcher, before the interval, a win - Harry Kane missing - looked unlikely.

"There's certainly none of that in my camp, the lads know there's a big challenge, and still know there's a challenge ahead. There are no done deals in the Premier League", he said.

"We showed great belief and character and faith". Tottenham don't think they're out of it, I'm sure they'll chase it. But Spurs have been resilient without their main striker this term and their Premier League record without the England man is now played seven, won four, drawn three.

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Attacking midfielder Eriksen recognises that Spurs still have plenty of work to do to catch the Blues, but is adamant the side have what it takes.

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Ten minutes before the opening goal, Sam Vokes came on for Andre Gray, which surprised many. Subs: Mousa Dembele (for Wanyama, 44 mins): 8, Moussa Sissoko (for Winks, 45 mins): 6, Son Heung-min (for Janssen, 73 mins): 7.

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