Pochettino answers whether Eriksen’s late Burnley strike has kept title hopes alive

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur just about came through their latest Premier League match unscathed, despite a determined effort from a resolute Burnley side.

Spurs went into the game hoping to pick up three points in order to gain some ground on Liverpool and/or City.

Unfortunately, despite Spurs winning, they didn’t manage to bridge the gap at all, although they shot a further three points ahead of North London rivals Arsenal.

Tottenham looked as if they would be held to a frustrating 0-0 at Wembley by Sean Dyche’s men until star man Eriksen came off the bench to make the difference.

The Great Dane latched onto a Harry Kane lay off to smash home the winner in the 91st minute.

Without these vital three points, Spurs would be eight points adrift of the league leaders, and in honesty, would no longer have much of an outside chance at the title.

Pochettino was asked in his post match press conference whether this late goal saved Tottenham’s title hopes, as Eriksen’s late strike against Inter saved their Champions League dreams.

Poch said (Football London): “We are in a very good position. We are there, that is the reality after 17 games 39 points we are third in the table. That is a massive achievement for us. We are there, we are close. In football all is possible.

“Look what happened in the Champions League after three games only one point and nobody believed. We believed it was possible and in the end we believed and now are in the next stage of the competition. Football is the same.

“There are a lot of things you need to put into consideration but the most important thing in football is belief and faith in the way you play and work and if you give 100 per cent all can happen.”

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