‘Tottenham not giving up on the title’

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Tottenham 1-1 West Brom: We still need to believe – Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham will not give up on the Premier League title despite dropping two points against West Brom, manager Mauricio Pochettino has promised.

Monday’s 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane leaves Spurs seven points behind Leicester with three games remaining.

The Foxes can seal the title with victory at Manchester United on Sunday.

“Mathematically it is still possible [for Spurs to win the league]. We need to fight for the points,” Pochettino told BBC Sport.

“We still need to believe. Seven points is difficult but we still need to fight in the next three games.

“We need to be strong in our mind and prepare for the next game. It is difficult. We are not going to give up.”


Pochettino’s side travel to Chelsea on Monday, by which time Leicester could already have been crowned champions.

Striker Harry Kane said: “We have Chelsea next. Hopefully Manchester United can do us a favour.

“It has not gone. We need to keep fighting. All we can do is keep fighting.”

Craig Dawson’s own goal gave Tottenham the lead against West Brom during a first half that they dominated. But the defender made amends with a second-half header to earn the much-improved Baggies a point.

Pochettino added: “We were unlucky in the first half and created a lot of chances but this always happens in football.

“We allowed them to believe and we conceded a goal, but I am very proud because it was a big effort.

“We felt comfortable on the pitch and created chances, but we lost control of the game and allowed them to create chances. But I think we deserved the three points.

“We understand it was a game we must win. I must now lift the players for the game against Chelsea.”


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