Pochettino believes the Premier League is a two horse race

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have enjoyed a wonderful Christmas period this year, with two Premier League thrashings either side of the holiday itself.

Spurs dismantled Everton 6-2 on Sunday, before celebrating Boxing Day with a 5-0 thumping of Bournemouth at Wembley.

During this period, Manchester City also lost two games of their own, meaning the Lilywhites are now one point ahead of the holders in the table.

Only the unbeaten Liverpool remain above Pochettino’s men at the half way point of the 2018/19 season.

Spurs will be looking to kick on from this amazing turn of events but closing down the six point gap between themselves and the Merseyside team.

Liverpool face games against both Arsenal and City in the near future, so there could be some great chances for Tottenham to close the gap earlier than they thought.

However, despite moving into second, Pochettino still believes it is a two horse race between Liverpool and City.

He did state that Tottenham could be up there if they can prove to be consistent though.

Poch said (Football London): “I repeat like yesterday now I’m more relaxed I think the same. We are in a very good position. I think we are in a position that the team deserves to be. But another thing is to be a real contender at the end of the season.

“We need to show that we can be consistent though the whole season. Manchester City have shown in the past they can be real contenders because they won the last Premier League and of course Liverpool make an unbelievable investment and they are doing well and they are at the top of the table.

“Of course these two teams are more realistic, thinking at the end of the season that they will be contenders. We need to show ourselves and everyone that we can be real contenders if we can be consistent during the whole season.

“We are there because we have the belief and we are working so hard and of course we have the quality, if not it’s so difficult to be in the position we are today.

“There’s still a question mark. We’ll see if we are capable of being, through the whole season, consistent like in the first half of the season. Then in the end we can talk about fighting for big things.

“I think Manchester City and Liverpool today are showing that they are the best teams in England. The circumstances are that one is at the top and another is now in third but I still think nothing has changed. Until the end everyone is going to think that Liverpool and City are above the rest of the teams.”

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