Pochettino: “We can challenge for the big things”

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Mauricio Pochettino knows how to keep a poker face, so his post-match comments after Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Chelsea basically qualify as him tap-dancing with sparklers.

Spurs stifled Chelsea’s attack and used a pair of connections between Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli to end the Blues winning streak at 13 matches.

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In turn, Tottenham has now won five-straight PL matches since its loss at Old Trafford last month. With some tough matches on the horizon, Spurs reinforced their Top Four mettle.

Remember: this is the side that ended a remarkable Man City run earlier this season.

Here’s Pochettino, from the BBC:

“It makes us very proud and we showed character and were competitive. It is one step forward for the team and is important to keep going. Football is about belief.

“We have shown we can challenge for the big things. We are in a good position, Chelsea is in a very good position, but we are fighting to get points and to reduce the gap above us. We are relaxed, the only thing is to keep going.”

Next up is an FA Cup match against Aston Villa before meeting West Brom in the Premier League.

Following that, Spurs will face Man City, Liverpool, and a pair of Europa League matches against Gent in just over a month.

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