Pochettino delivers verdict on Tottenham title credentials
By Dominic Toner
Mauricio Pochettino feels it’s too early to talk about title ambitions but confessed anything is possible if Tottenham replicate their early form.
Spurs have begun the season strongly and are the only unbeaten side in the Premier League.
The north London club have put last season behind them, after losing a title race with Leicester, and look better equipped this time around.
Spurs are just one point behind current league leaders Manchester City and they earned a valuable 2-0 win against them at White Hart Lane before the international break.
Argentinian boss Pochettino feels his side is prepared to challenge this season but said it is far too soon to speculate about the title.
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“I think it’s too early,” Pochettino told BBC Sport. “I think that we are building a very nice project, very nice team and I think that we are in a moment where we need to believe and show that we are capable of managing big things.
“I think it was a great opportunity (win against Manchester City) to show that we are in the right way. I think only we need time, we are younger but I think that if you play with the passion we play and you show the quality we show against Manchester City all is possible.”
Spurs turn their attention back to the Premier League this weekend and face a difficult trip to West Brom on Saturday, the team that seriously dented their title hopes last campaign by earning a draw.
Pochettino also has the added distraction of the Champions League to contend with and they face Bayer Leverkusen just three days later.
He will have to use the full depth of his squad if they are to be successful both domestically and in Europe, but have shown they have suitable replacements across the pitch.
Michel Vorm and Ben Davies have already had extended spells in the team due to injuries to regular pair Hugo Lloris and Danny Rose, with both seemingly slotting into Pochettino’s trusted system.
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