Published: Sun, April 09, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Pochettino: Title hopefuls Tottenham can win every Premier League match

Pochettino: Title hopefuls Tottenham can win every Premier League match

Spurs trailed after 10 minutes thanks to a strike from Wayne Routledge but scored three times in six minutes to secure three priceless points at the death.

Having fallen behind to lowly Swansea after 11 minutes, Tottenham appeared to be heading out of the title race.

Heung-Min Song gave the visitors the lead deep into added time, before Eriksen completed the memorable turnaround to keep Spurs breathing down the neck of league leaders Chelsea.

Tottenham kept their title hopes alive with a dramatic win over relegation-threatened Swansea as Dele Alli, Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen struck late on at the Liberty Stadium.

It signalled a nervous start from the home side, who were just a point above safety going into the game, as Leroy Fer, Jack Cork and Tom Carroll were guilty of giving up possession in the early stages.

"Chelsea is looking very strong but we can't stop pushing and dreaming of the league", Belgium defender Vertonghen said.

"We reduced the gap by three points but it's still a big gap, seven is a massive difference", the former Southampton manager said.

"Teams are keeping us in the back of their heads if they're talking about league wins or the top four now, when before it was always, 'Tottenham will finish fifth or sixth.' In the last two seasons especially we've proven that we belong where we are".

Tottenham were Leicester's closest title challengers last term until a late-season slump cost them second place.

Asked if he believed if Spurs could catch Chelsea - who beat Manchester City 2-1 on Wednesday night - Pochettino replied: "I believe that we can win every game if we play like today - and then we'll see".

Last season Spurs were in a great position to win the league.

And Eriksen, who explained that Tottenham's hopes of catching Chelsea will be dented if they drop any more points, admitted that his side were lucky to win the game against Swansea. Tottenham had looked nearly certain to score all evening, and eventually they broke through to get the goals their efforts deserved.

Vertonghen told Spurs' official website: "We'd played well without creating that many chances and with five minutes to go we knew the time was ticking". There was a lack of aggression, and then when we woke up the game was over. "We now need to go again and learn from this".

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