Eric Dier delivers verdict on Tottenham mentality ahead of Premier League run-in
By Matt Farr
Eric Dier insists his Tottenham team-mates possess the correct mentality to maintain their Premier League title challenge.
Tottenham head into the final six games of the season with a four-point deficit behind league leaders Chelsea, but Dier insists the race is far from over.
Chelsea have allowed their London rivals to claw back into the race with surprise defeats to both Crystal Palace and Manchester United in recent weeks, but they are still firm favourites to win the title this season.
They also have a psychological advantage over Tottenham following the 4-2 victory in the FA Cup semi final on Saturday, but their rivals will be determined to avenge their disappointing cup exit.
Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ on Monday (2pm), the 23-year-old Tottenham midfielder admitted that his side may have to win every game to match Chelsea, but is confident they have the belief to upset the odds.
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“You just never know,” he said. “Every game is very difficult. Maybe on paper our fixtures look more difficult to some, but I think we have the belief that we can win every game.
“I think it depends on ourselves, really. If we are mentally right and have the right attitude towards every game, then I think we can win every single game.
“If we want to do something special, we have to have that belief that we can win every game. We’ve had a fantastic run in the Premier League recently, and we want to keep that going.”
The first hurdle Tottenham must overcome is in-form Crystal Palace, who have recorded recent wins over Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.
But the visitors are in good form in the Premier League, having won their last seven league games, and will do their utmost to avoid becoming the latest high-profile scalp to fall to Sam Allardyce’s side.
Tottenham must also go up against north London rivals Arsenal at the end of the month, as well as top-four rivals Manchester United.
In other Tottenham news, Hugo Lloris has delivered his verdict on Tottenham’s chances in the title race.