Harry Kane hails "fantastic" win over Bournemouth

But we are fighting to be there, and to play for the top four - for the second consecutive season, we are there.

Several of Spurs' more disappointing performances this season have been at Wembley, which the club has used for European games, while White Hart Lane undergoes the first stages of redevelopment into a new 60,000-seat stadium.

So, according to Conte, we have a Chelsea side lacking motivation and a Tottenham team that are the best in the country and with a chance of glory.

Second half goals from Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen completed a fine win which means Spurs have surpassed their points total from last season, with six Premier League games to go.

"Sometimes it's good to play first", Kane said.

Tottenham's next match comes against Chelsea in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Moussa Dembele netted his first league goal in over a year, with a neat side footed finish after a defensive lapse of concentration from Simon Francis to allow the Belgian midfielder to stroke the ball past goalkeeper Artur Boruc. But now we are focused on fighting only our opponent when we play.

Manchester City moved above Liverpool into third an impressive 3-0 win away at Southampton, with captain Vincent Kompany on the scoresheet. The Italian scored two minutes after replacing the concussed Billy Jones, who was carried from the pitch while being given oxygen.

Twice West Ham led, through Andre Ayew and James Collins, but twice Sunderland rallied - the first time when Wahbi Khazri scored direct from a corner.

"But if you look at the table, 71 points with six games left is incredible".

"Never give up. Three-nil, 4-0 or 1-0, 2-0 - the team must forget the result".

Pochettino talked afterwards of how Tottenham had expended a lot of negative energy during last season's title run-in, when it was not just Leicester they were battling.

Phil Jagielka's close-range effort, Ross Barkley's deflected strike and Romelu Lukaku's league-leading 24th of the campaign sealed Everton's eighth successive home win.

The South Korea global revealed that sometimes he just likes to watch Dembele play the game, while dubbing him "really, really good".

Pochettino had watched Ranieri on Sky last Monday night, when the manager who led Leicester to the title was the guest for the Crystal Palace versus Arsenal game, and he was particularly interested to hear him mention the goodwill Leicester had felt last season.

  • Julie Sanders