‘I think yes, maybe we arrive to the end of April as a contender’ – Poch on title charge

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

If Tottenham Hotspur didn’t have title challenging credentials before yesterday, they certainly did by the end of the evening.

Spurs faced a tough trip to Goodison Park, presented with an opportunity to make up points on surrounding clubs after Chelsea and Man City both suffered shock losses.

Tottenham started the game well, but still found themselves one down early on, a nervy position to be in for a club that hadn’t earned any points from losing positions all season.

However, Spurs turned it around in dramatic fashion, eventually winning the match 6-2.

A duo of braces from Harry Kane and Heung Min Son were added to by Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen strikes.

Spurs now close the gap to Man City to just two points, and are six behind league leaders Liverpool.

Pochettino was asked whether his side could be title contenders now this season, as they look to be a level above the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, and United.

Poch said (Football London): “We still believe Liverpool and Man City are the real contenders and the favourites to win the Premier League. We are there, so are Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. There’s still a long way. Still a long way to say if we are a real contender or not as it’s still so early.

“Football is about to be consistent. We knew if we are capable to be consistent and play the way we play tonight, I think yes maybe we arrive to the end of April as a contender. There’s still a long way. We’re still involved in four competitions.

“I think today we surprised everyone, not only the quality, but the energy we showed was amazing after playing a really tough game in the derby against Arsenal on Wednesday. I think that is a very good point as the energy was fantastic after playing on Wednesday against Arsenal.”


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