Tottenham Hotspur are well in the hunt for the Premier League trophy this season, despite not spending a single penny on new transfers. In fact, Spurs’ last purchase was Lucas Moura from PSG, over a year ago.
Pochettino instead lumped for a settled squad, and has been reaping the benefits ever since, as his side now sit just five points off the top of the League.
This deficit could be cut down to just the two points come Sunday, if Spurs can beat Burnley and Man United best Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Spurs also still have the chance to take points off their two title rivals this season, as they face trips away to both Liverpool and Man City.
Tottenham also have one foot in the Champions League quarter finals after beating Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at home.
Former Spurs and Liverpool keeper Brad Friedel has said he is happy for his two old teams to battle it out for the title, as long as one of them wins it over Man City.
He said (us-bookies): “There are 13 games to play, who knows who is going to win the Premier League?”
“Tottenham, Liverpool, Man City are all such top teams. It’s going to be close to the finish, but I hope it’s between Liverpool and Tottenham, being two of my former clubs.
“I’d let them battle it out and I would be happy to see either of them win it.
“I was very grateful to John McDermott at Tottenham’s academy for the help he gave me when starting out my coaching career there. In my last year, I was grateful for the help that Mauricio Pochettino and his team gave me.
“It was tremendous and just a really valuable experience. I still have a lot of friends and relationships there, and seeing them right up there whilst battling with the budgets they are on, it’s tremendous to see. Mauricio and his staff are truly one of the great teams.”
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