We believe in title dream

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Stoke City 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur: We showed we believe – Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino said Tottenham believe in their dream of winning the Premier League after they moved five points behind leaders Leicester.

Harry Kane and Dele Alli both scored twice as Spurs thrashed Stoke 4-0 at the Britannia Stadium.

“We showed that we believe, we really believe,” the Spurs manager said.

“This is our dream, to win the title. Always we try. You must never give up. You can feel every day this season from the beginning was special.”

Tottenham have won 10 of their past 13 Premier League games to keep pace with Leicester and play on Monday night again in each of the next two weeks.

“The most important thing is that the performance we showed was perfect,” Pochettino said. “It was a big signal that we are there waiting and fighting.”

Striker Kane – who has now scored 24 league goals this season – says Spurs are confident of chasing down Leicester.

“We are not going anywhere. We are on their tails,” he said.

“Leicester had a tough game against West Ham and dropped a couple of points and we were ready to put the pressure on. We think we can do it, otherwise there’s not much point being involved.

“Leicester are still in the driving seat being five points ahead but there are four games left and we’ve reduced the gap. That’s all we could have done.

“If we keep playing like that there are not many teams who will beat us.”

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Spurs can win Premier League title – Harry Kane

Stoke manager Mark Hughes was full of praise for Tottenham after their fine display, and backed them to catch Leicester before the end of the season.

“Spurs were very impressive – stronger, faster and they had more power in the team than we were able to put out there,” he said.

“Sometimes you have to give credit to the opposition. They are quick and sharp and have got that edge that chasing major trophies gives you.

“With their mentality at the moment, you wouldn’t bet against them catching Leicester.”

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