Kieran Trippier believes Tottenham can pip Chelsea to the Premier League title
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 13, 2017,
Apr 13, 2017, 15:38
What potential for a messy and exciting finale to unfold.
Tottenham have scored in the last 23 league matches at White Hart Lane.
If there was a team Pochettino could have handpicked to keep up momentum it had to be Watford. If the win at the Liberty Stadium had demonstrated Tottenham's mental "character" - as the Argentine had said - Saturday's victory reaffirmed the togetherness that now underpins the side. I get the ball in risky areas and try to create as many goals as I can.
Pogba has struggled to justify that price tag in his debut campaign, with fellow Premier League midfielders eclipsing his efforts. "There isn't still a lot of work to do and we still need patience, time.,. and a little bit of luck!"
As with two good away wins earlier this week against Burnley and Swansea, Pochettino's Plan B's brought dash and verve, and showed how well drilled the whole squad is. Obviously it's good to have Harry back - I'd like to say that - but Sonny's done well and Vincent [Janssen] too, when he's come in.
With 68 points, Tottenham are also 14 points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal, with 54 points, who have two games in hand and play at Crystal Palace on Monday.
"After 15 minutes we controlled and dominated the game and the three points are fully deserved".
Pochettino believes Tottenham will be able to keep the pressure on Chelsea in their remaining seven matches and the Argentine is hoping Antonio Conte's team stumble in the final furlong. Kane could have capped his return with a goal only to hit the bar from a free-kick right at the end of a routine victory against injury-hit opponents. Watford: Heurelho Gomes: 5, Daryl Janmaat: 6, Adrian Mariappa: 5, Craig Cathcart: 5, Jose Holebas: 5, M'Baye Niang: 7, Tom Cleverley: 7, Abdoulaye Doucore: 5, Nordin Amrabat: 5, Stefano Okaka: 5 Isaac Success: 6.
The Italian was full of praise for the victors, saying: "They were phenomenal".
Alli still has a long way to go to emulate the feats of that trio but should he continue his current form and Tottenham reel in Premier League leaders Chelsea he would be a favourite for the Player of the Season award.
"We had a hard relationship at the start but we built a strong one". Including his goals in the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League, Son's personal season record now stands at 18.
Speaking as a pundit on Match of the Day, he said: 'I really like the core of those English players, Dier, Harry Kane, Walker, even Trippier. "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".