By Matt Bullin
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted his side are ‘playing for big things’ after their 2-0 win over Burnley.
The victory came thanks to goals from Eric Dier and Son Heung-min as Spurs consolidated their position in second in the Premier League.
Following Chelsea’s shock loss to Crystal Palace, Tottenham now sit seven points behind the table toppers with nine games left in the season.
As Leicester City won the title last year, Spurs’ title charge came to a faltering end – though Pochettino believes his players can use that experience to their advantage.
He told the Mail Online: “I always tell the players we must show we have learned from last season.
“We will see if we have learned but it’s not fair to compare two seasons. What happened, happened.”
With one eye clearly on Spurs’ Premier League run in and the other firmly on their FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea in two weeks – Pochettino also said: “We are playing for big things – this is our time to be excited and give our best.”
The win over Burnley means Tottenham have now won four consecutive league matches – having also beaten Everton, Southampton and Stoke.
It’s an impressive run which has seen them score 11 goals in the four games and concede three.
During that run they also breezed past Fulham and thrashed Millwall 6-0 to set up their FA Cup semi-final clash.
Realistically it will take a mammoth effort to knock Chelsea off top spot but Spurs fans and players alike will be hoping for a strong finish in the league, while an FA Cup triumph is a much more attainable goal.
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