‘Tottenham Are Out Of The Title Race’- Manager Pochettino Says
Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has ruled his team out of the Premier League title race, after a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Saturday.
A goal from Salomon Rondon gave West Brom a fourth-minute lead at Wembley, before Harry Kane scored in the 74th minute to secure a point for Spurs.
The result means Pochettino’s side fall five points behind second-placed Manchester United, while leaders Manchester City will be 13 points ahead if they can beat Huddersfield Town on Sunday.
“Yes, it’s true now that the gap is 10 points and it’s massive in the Premier League,” he told reporters after the game when asked if his team were out of the race.
The coach continued to BBC Sport: “I think we are disappointed because the effort from us was massive but we conceded the goal so early in the game, and they had the belief to play deep, so it was hard for us to move the ball.
“In the last 15 minutes we increased our level and created a lot of chances to score but we weren’t clinical. It is always difficult in the Premier League when you concede a goal so early, it changes the way the team wants to play.
“We took a lot of risks trying to score and we didn’t concede many chances, they had the chance when they scored and one in the second half. The result is 1-1 and I’m disappointed because we lost two points. Now, we need to look forward now and try to win the next game.”
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