Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham Hotspur not talking of the title
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Tottenham's players are not talking of winning the Premier League title, says manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs are second in the table, two points behind leaders Leicester after coming from behind to beat Swansea 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
"Nobody speaks about the title in our dressing room," the 43-year-old Pochettino, in his second season as Tottenham boss, told Sky Sports.
"We believe we can win every game and we'll see what happens."
The former Argentina international added: "Now, we need to focus again. We have a strong squad and we will try to manage it in the right way."
With 11 games remaining, Tottenham are three points and a league place above north London rivals Arsenal, who lost 3-2 at Manchester United.
"It is not important that Arsenal lost," said Pochettino. "What is important is our own performance and there are still 11 Premier League games ahead."
In Sunday's game, Italian striker Alberto Paloschi capitalised on a fortuitous deflection to open the scoring for Swansea, who held their lead until the 70th minute thanks largely to a string of saves from goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.
Substitute Nacer Chadli turned Kyle Walker's cross in to bring Tottenham level before Danny Rose's drive from the edge of the box won the game.
"The good thing is that the team fought, tried to score and played well," Pochettino told BBC Sport.
"Fabianski was great. He was man of the match. But I have to congratulate our players because of the energy we showed and the way we kept trying was fantastic. In the end we fully deserved our victory."
I tip my cap to you.
Matches like the one against Swansea are a test of patience and attitude and they came through it. They have an excellent core of players and options in most areas apart from up front. It seem to me that Pochettino has instilled a belief that this team can win the title.
I reckon the Foxes will hang on. They have a better run-in. But Spurs goal difference could be decisive.
Sorry to mention it on a Spurs HYS, but Arsenal need to have a complete clean out - yesterday's performance was totally unacceptable.
We Spurs fans are just enjoying the ride - long may it continue.
We are looking at one of the most interesting title races now, and to say it is between Leicester and Tottenham makes it all the more entertaining. Head says Tottenham, heart says Leicester.
Lets just enjoy the next couple of weeks of football that may decide this.
Big, big week for Spurs - away to West Ham and then home to Arsenal. Win those two games and definitely in with a strong shout for the title. Confidence and belief must be sky high for top two at the moment; well done Pochettino and Ranieri. And well done passionate fans who create unbelievable, positive atmospheres at both stadiums.
I think Spurs will win it which will be unfortunate for Leicester, but City will be focussed on the CL and Arsenal just don't have the right mentality to finish the job