Spurs are still in the title hunt – Trippier

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Dom Le Roy

Kieran Trippier insists Tottenham are still in the Premier League title race after easing to a 4-0 win with a superb performance against Watford.

Crystal Palace’s win at Stamford Bridge last week closed the gap between Spurs and Chelsea to seven points, which has now been reduced to four after victory in the early kick-off.

Antonio Conte’s men will have the chance to extend the gap against Bournemouth in Saturday’s late kick-off, but have Tottenham breathing down their necks.

Trippier, who was named man of the match as he stood in for Kyle Walker, told Sky Sports 1: “We believe in ourselves and as a team.

“We just have to keep performing like today. We want to take it game by game, we can’t affect Chelsea but we have to focus ourselves, take it game by game and see where it takes us.”

Dele Alli opened the scoring with a curling effort from the edge of the area, before Eric Dier and a double from Son Heung-min sealed a comprehensive win.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino added: “Many things impressed me, we played really well.

“We played with good energy and we very clear in the way in which we tried to beat Watford.

“The team deserve full credit because the energy was fantastic. It was 4-0 but we deserved more goals. The players spoke for me on the pitch and I am very proud of that performance.”

Son missed the chance to grab a first Premier League hat-trick, and admitted he was frustrated after missing a one-on-one with Heurelho Gomes before hitting the crossbar late on. 

“I’m still upset because I wanted to score a first hat-trick in the Premier League but I’m really happy to get three points,” he said.

“The two goals was important but the result was most important.”

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