Tottenham's Harry Kane scores the winning penalty against Middlesbrough during an EPL match on Saturday. Pic/AP
London: Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham are ready to win the Premier League after they reduced the gap behind Chelsea back to nine points with victory over Middlesbrough.
Harry Kane’s second-half penalty snatched a 1-0 win at White Hart Lane to keep Spurs within touching distance of Chelsea, who had earlier stretched their advantage to 12 points by beating Arsenal 3-1.
“Nine points is okay, it’s three games, but it’s up to Chelsea now,” said Pochettino, who was overseeing his 100th Premier League game at Spurs. “It’s up to us to keep pushing, to keep the pressure and to win games. That’s important for the Premier League and us too. We are second in the table. Okay, it’s good to put the standard higher. I am happy with that, to put the pressure on us. Yes, we are a real contender and we are a team ready to win a title. At that level it’s good pressure,” Pochettino added.