Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham have the quality to remain in the title race for the rest of the season.
Pochettino’s men moved up second ahead of Man City courtesy of a 1-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday, leaving them four points behind leaders Liverpool who are yet to play West Ham
And the former Espanyol boss is optimistic his lads can last the race until May.
“We don’t need to be in some position like today to convince ourselves about our capacity, our potential or the possibility to win. We always believe in ourselves,” said the Spurs boss via Sky.
“We are there because we believe in ourselves. Then it’s if we are capable to fight until the end, to keep our position or to be close to our opponents and fight to be champions.
“Today, we are there because we deserve to be there. We will see what happens in the future.”
Injuries have decimated Pochettino’s squad with key duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli facing lengthy spells on the sidelines.
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And despite uncertainty surrounding the new stadium and lack of new arrivals in the last two windows, the Argentine gaffer is happy with the attitude and belief of the players.
“It’s about now praising the squad, the players, to be in the position we are in the Premier League, no one believed at the beginning of the season that this squad was capable of being there,” added the Argentinian.
“Because of our belief, how hard we work, our mentality and everything, we are there.”
It will take some effort for Tottenham to claim a maiden Premier League title, given the fact they have lost six games so far.