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EPL title race not over yet, says Mauricio Pochettino

London: Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is not ready to concede the EPL title to Leicester City despite seeing his side drop points in a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Tottenham Hotspur’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (left) helps teammate Kyle Walker to his feet during an EPL match against West Brom in London on Monday. pic/AFP
Tottenham Hotspur’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (left) helps teammate Kyle Walker to his feet during an EPL match against West Brom in London on Monday. pic/AFP

Monday’s result at White Hart Lane left second-placed Spurs seven points behind leaders Leicester with three matches remaining. Leicester can now clinch the title with a victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday — the day before Tottenham travel across London to play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Spur's Marucio Pochettino
Spur's Marucio Pochettino

it over? No, it’s not, because the gap is seven points and there are three matches are left to play,” said Pochettino. “It’s true that it’s difficult, more so than before this game. Yes, this is very frustrating. But we need to keep fighting and be ready for the next game and hope Leicester drop points,” the Argentinian, said.

“In the first half, we played very well. In the second, we lost a little bit of the control of the game and allowed them to believe and to create chances. When you do not kill the game, you always allow them to believe,” explained Pochettino after Albion defender Craig Dawson made amends for his 33rd-minute own-goal by heading home an equaliser 17 minutes from time.

“We need to be calm and assess the season. So far it has been fantastic. We still need to fight and improve. But there are no complaints. We are very proud since the start of the season on how we have played and worked.”   

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