Dier, Poch and Van Gaal have their say

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Tottenham’s Eric Dier said news of Leicester’s win had no impact on their approach to the match.

“No matter what happens with everyone else we have to give our best and get five wins now until the end of the season,” he said on Sky Sports.

“We’ve got a lot of ground to make up and if they’d lost or won today we still needed to win. They made it hard for us but in the second half we were able to sort it out. We will keep on fighting until the end.”

Manager Mauricio Pochettino added: “In the first half both teams were fighting a lot and it was not clear who had the power to manage the game but in the second half we dominated better and started to find space to create chances.

“We believe and still fight, the motivation is big and massive. We need to try to get points and try to arrive at the end of the season with the possibility to win the title.”

Manchester United counterpart Louis van Gaal claimed his side had the better of the game before Tottenham’s opener, but refused to give up on the top four.

“Until the first goal I think we are at least equal and I think we had the better chance with Martial, a big chance, big space, big time for him, but we gave the goal away and then within five minutes we were out of the game.

“Every team can lose from everybody. We are in the race but when you lose a game you have to close the gap again and that’s more difficult.”

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