Kieran Trippier backs Burnley to remain in Premier League

He was stretchered off in the first half of their game against Burnley after falling heavily on his ankle.

MAURICIO Pochettino has urged Tottenham to be ready to capitalise on any more Chelsea slip-ups after moving to within seven points of the Premier League leaders.

Speaking ahead of his team's trip to south Wales to face Swansea on Wednesday, Pochettino said: "We hope there is no big issue but it will be hard for him to play again this season".

"It's important to keep that mentality and try to win every game that we play".

"I think the performance was great, not brilliant, very professional and this is a hard place". This means that Spurs now trail Antonio Conte's men by seven points and will give them hope of challenging for the League title.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has explained that his side need to learn to be mentally strong and fight until the end to learn from their disappointing end to the season last term.

Pochettino says that the gap is still "a massive difference", but he has suggested that "nothing is impossible" between now and the end of the season.

The injuries forced Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to change from a 3-4-2-1 formation to 4-2-3-1 at half-time, with Eric Dier moving into midfield, and the England worldwide opened the scoring with a composed finish before sub Son Heung-Min sealed victory with a tap in.

Having established himself as a key back-up option at White Hart Lane this season, it will be a bitterly disappointing setback for the youngster, while Pochettino's problems are seemingly piling up.

Burnley struggling to clear a ball in from Christian Eriksen provided Eric Dier with the chance to fire Tottenham ahead, and the England worldwide was a rock for Spurs throughout the match.

Tottenham visit relegation-threatened Swansea City on Wednesday, while Chelsea's lead could be cut further after they host fourth-placed Manchester City, but Pochettino said there was no pressure on the league leaders.

"I'll always look out for Burnley because they were a stepping stone in my career and they let my play my football here, I played a lot of games for the club and I had a great time here". He will play no part in this season's run-in. "It was a very concerning moment but the reaction was really good". There is a lot of work to do but we are fighting.

"If we assess the season I think it's fantastic". We did it today and that's good. "I enjoyed my time here, we got promoted, so it was a odd feeling, but we had to come here and get the three points".

  • Julie Sanders