Tottenham boss adamant his side can challenge for title this season

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that his side can win the title this season, according to reports from the London Evening Standard.

Spurs are currently fourth on the table nine points off league leaders Leicester City, but Pochettino is adamant that his team has the capability to win the English top flight for the first time since 1961, refusing to rule out a challenge in the second half of the season.

“In football everything is possible,” he stated.

“The most important thing is the belief you can win every game. We are very young, we have a strong squad, we believe in ourselves and we keep working hard try to win every game.

“The last 10 games are very important, and how you get to that stage decides whether you can attack different objectives or achieve important things.

“People don’t realise the effort we made, and how hard our players work, because we are the youngest squad in the league.

“Sometimes the players deserve more praise for the position they are in. In football, everything can happen if you believe.

“We have a very strong squad with a strong mentality. Always you need time to develop your game and improve, but we are in a good place.

“We need only time to prove we have the quality to challenge for big things.”

Earlier in the campaign, Tottenham went on an unbeaten 14-game run but their streak came to a shock end against Newcastle United, who were then struggling near the relegation zone at the time.

But the Lilywhites are now back on track following a convincing 2-0 win against Pochettino’s former club Southampton last week, and will hope to grab all three points when they host Norwich City at White Hart Lane this weekend.

Sadly, they won’t have summer signing Clinton N’Jie available for the rest of the season, with the forward undergoing surgery to his knee.