Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that Liverpool and Manchester City are still the real contenders for the Premier League title this season.
Spurs have overturned Man City in the Premier League table after beating Bournemouth 5-0 on Wednesday afternoon at Wembley Stadium.
“We are in a very good position, but Liverpool and Manchester City are the real contenders.”#THFC manager Mauricio Pochettino has played down his side’s title chances despite seeing Spurs go second with another big win.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 26, 2018
The North London side are now second with six points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.
But Pochettino, who is said to be the next summer’s transfer target for Manchester United, admits his side still have lots to do.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 26, 2018
“We are in a very good position, but Liverpool and Manchester City are the real contenders,” Pochettino said after the game.
“It is one thing to be a point above them, but Manchester City are the reigning champions and Liverpool are doing fantastic.”
“We are between them and there is still a lot of work to do.”
“It is important to manage confidence in the right way, a victory makes us believe, of course, but we think step by step and make sure we can be ready to arrive at the next game in the best condition.”
“The competition is very demanding, be sure to be ready to compete in three days.”
“We are only halfway to the end of the season, we need to replicate the same second-half of the season.”
“It is up to us, if we show the same quality and same belief and behave in the way we behave, then maybe at the end of the season we can talk in the way that maybe we fight for big things.”
“I am so pleased, the effort was fantastic. To have one day less after Everton I am very pleased with the performance.”
⚪ @SpursOfficial this season:
🏟 27 Games
✅ 18 Wins
🤝 3 Draws
❌ 6 Defeats
⚽ 54 Goals Scored
🥅 31 Goals Conceded
💰 £0 spent in the transfer window
🙌 The Mauricio Pochettino effect pic.twitter.com/MHcVZQGtLV
— SPORF (@Sporf) December 23, 2018
Next up Pochettino side will play Wolves on Saturday afternoon at Wembley before travelling to Cardiff City on Tuesday evening.