By Amir Mir
Ledley King hailed the mentality of Tottenham after they fought back to secure a valuable three points against Swansea on Wednesday night.
After Chelsea were beaten 2-1 at home by Crystal Palace at the weekend, Spurs had been given small hope that they could potentially catch the Premier League leaders in the title race.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side kept those hopes alive with a 3-1 win at the Liberty Stadium, with the away team scoring three goals in the final few minutes.
It means that Spurs are still seven points behind their London rivals in the table after they beat Champions League chasers Manchester City on the same night.
After the match, club legend and former England centre-back King delivered his verdict on the late win.
“What a comeback,” King wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Great mentality from the lads.”
What a comeback!! great mentality from the lads #COYS
— Ledley King (@LedleyKing) April 5, 2017
This time last season, Pochettino’s side were trying to chase eventual champions Leicester City before they fell short at the last hurdle.
Defeats at Chelsea added with a heavy away loss against relegated Newcastle on the last day of the campaign meant that the north London club ended up finishing third behind Arsenal.
Pochettino will be hoping his young team has learnt from that tough experience as they will be looking to go one better this time round.
If the expected does happen and Spurs don’t win the title then supporters, at the very least, will be hoping their side can finish above their bitter north London rivals.
Arsene Wenger’s side are fifth in the table on 54 points from their 29 matches, 11 points behind Spurs who have played a game extra.
In other Tottenham news, Harry Kane posted this two-word verdict after Spurs left it late to beat Swansea.