Tottenham Hotspur are enjoying their best ever start to a Premier League season after 16 games.
They currently sit third in the table, above both London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal.
Only Liverpool and Man City are above Tottenham in the table, and Spurs may now be considered as a title contender.
Spurs have already beaten Chelsea and Manchester United this season, and have won their last two Premier League outings.
All of this comes without spending a penny in the summer transfer window.
Tottenham have been in fantastic form so far this season, and will be looking to kick on into Christmas, a period in which they usually do rather well under Pochettino.
Spurs also have more home games than anyone else in the second half of the season, as 10 of Spurs’ 16 games so far this campaign have been away from home.
Pochettino, often coy about such talk, has now claimed that Tottenham are in the title race.
He told (Football London): “We are there, we are in a good position of course. It is normal that the perception is different. I am happy with the perception today when you talk about only the perception from the media is Manchester City and Liverpool and not us.
“I am not happy with the perception when they are not assessing us in the right way. After investment and many things when you are assess the different club, normally it is Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, United, Arsenal will be involved in the race for the title. But not Tottenham. But we are there because we compete in a very good way, our performances are fantastic, but the perception is different.”
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