By Will Butcher
Danny Higginbotham believes Tottenham must win all eight remaining Premier League matches if they are to catch leaders Chelsea.
Spurs currently sit seven points behind Chelsea, after closing the gap by three points following their win against Burnley on Saturday while Antonio Conte’s side lost to Crystal Palace.
Speaking to the Sky Sports News Premier League Daily Show, Higginbotham believes the north London outfit cannot drop any points if they want any chance of lifting the Premier League trophy.
Higginbotham also claimed that Spurs need to improve their back-up for Harry Kane, with Vincent Janssen struggling to provide adequate cover.
“There a close-knit group. They showed that against Swansea, and they’re doing all of this without Harry Kane. They can still score,” Higginbotham declared.
“They have to win every game to catch Chelsea. They’ve got a young team that is always growing and Pochettino has done well to get a huge handful of his players to sign new deals.
“The problem is, with Spurs’ system, world-class strikers do not want to sit behind Kane on the bench. It is the only area where Spurs need to improve, but they will struggle to do so.”
Janssen has only managed five goals since his move to north London after a prolific 2015-16 campaign with Feyenoord, which has seen Higginbotham call for improvement in that area.
Spurs were only minutes away from seeing Chelsea recapture their 10-point cushion on Wednesday, as Dele Alli equalised with only two minutes remaining against Swansea.
Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min then went on to score two more to earn a 3-1 win at the Liberty Stadium, while Chelsea beat Man City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
Now, Spurs go up against Watford at White Hart Lane on Saturday lunchtime and victory will reduce the gap to four points, before Chelsea face Bournemouth away in the evening.
In other Tottenham news, Robbie Savage has delivered his verdict on Spurs chances of holding the Premier League trophy aloft.