Mauricio Pochettino gives up on Tottenham Hotspur's title hopes
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Spurs' chances of securing a maiden Premier League title are pretty much over following Saturday's 1-1 draw versus West Bromwich Albion at the Wembley Stadium. The north London giants went down to an early Salomon Rondon goal and they had to wait until the 74th minute of the game to get an equaliser via Harry Kane.
Speaking after the game, Pochettino admitted that his side deserved more than a draw, whilst insisting that the gap to leaders Manchester City is 'massive', he said: "It is true the gap now is 10 points. It is massive in the Premier League, but now we need to be focused on trying to improve us and try to be more consistent here at Wembley. And try to win more games here like last season at White Hart Lane. It’s true it’s different to White Hart Lane. That is our reality, we cannot escape it. Our reality is we are playing here, waiting for our new stadium. That is not an excuse. The team is doing well and only disappointed because we dropped two points when we should have taken all three."
Spurs have now attained just one point from their last two Premier League outings, and this could see them potentially 13 points behind the Citizens by the end of the weekend. The north London club made progress by finishing runners-up to Chelsea during the previous campaign, but they appear to be far off from achieving a similar result as they are yet to overcome their Wembley woes.
Tottenham have an away game against Leicester City on Wednesday night, but they are unlikely to get any favours with the east Midlands club playing with a renewed vigour since the dismissal of Craig Shakespeare. Claude Puel's side has instilled the Foxes with their long-lost confidence, and they have looked competitive in every game under his tutelage barring the Manchester City defeat earlier this month.