Pochettino delivers warning to Tottenham players ahead of Swansea clash
By Matt Bullin
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has demanded 100% focus from his side when they take on Swansea at the Liberty Stadium tonight, and warned his players not to look at other results.
Spurs beat Burnley 2-0 courtesy of goals from Eric Dier and Son Heung-min last time out to consolidate second place in the Premier League.
Meanwhile league leaders Chelsea suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.
The results mean the Blues lead at the top of the table has been cut to seven points, with nine games to go this season – potentially leaving the door open for a late, albeit unlikely, Spurs charge.
Tottenham’s Argentine boss has said that his side need to focus on what is in front of them, rather than worrying about other teams’ results.
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In the Mirror he said: “We’re focusing on us and our opponent.
“Sometimes that is important to be focused only on one thing. It’s not to spend time thinking about what’s happening in another stadium otherwise we start to lose.”
Tottenham are looking for their fifth straight league win tonight, while Swansea will be looking to go one better than the 0-0 draw they earned against Middlesbrough on Sunday.
There is a another chance for Spurs to cut Chelsea’s lead at the top of the table tonight as Antonio Conte’s men face a tough test against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Should Tottenham beat Swansea and Chelsea lose to City tonight, Spurs will cut the Blues’ advantage at the top of the league to just four points.
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