'We must be ready if Chelsea fail' - Pochettino keeping Tottenham looking upwards
Apr 09 2017
West Ham United eased their relegation fears as Cheikhou Kouyate's low drive secured a 1-0 home win over third-bottom Swansea City, who trail Hull by two points.
Spurs are now 4-0 up against the Hornets, a win placing them just four points behind league leaders Chelsea. It's true because we feel free because we are in second position and the gap now is four but they have one game more to play.
Jose Holebas forced well-again Hugo Lloris into early action to save a free-kick in the fourth minute, following a bright attacking move by the visitors.
Dele Alli and Eric Dier were also on target as Spurs closed to within four points of Chelsea, who visit Bournemouth later in the day.
It was a similar story moments later as Tripper slid a low ball across the face of goal but beyond the reach of a hesitant Janssen.
With an incredible haul of 15 goals and six assists in 29 Premier League games this season, Alli has put a number of Europe's top clubs on watch with a second consecutive highly impressive campaign. Then the second half was very hard.
Son needed less than 10 second-half minutes to double his tally for the afternoon, sweeping home another Trippier cross at the back post.
The striker sustained the injury in his side's FA Cup quarter-final win over Millwall on March 12, but Pochettino says the England global is in contention to play at White Hart Lane this weekend, live on Sky Sports 1.
And Kane got a sight of goal on 70 minutes following another fine pass from Trippier, shuffling around Gomes inside the box but seeing his effort cleared by a recovering defender.
Without Kane, Spurs have instead looked to his England team-mate Alli for inspiration and it was the 20-year-old who gave the hosts the lead shortly after the half-hour.
"Maybe [he will play this weekend], I need to decide tomorrow if he starts the game or he will be on the bench, but he is good to be involved tomorrow in the squad".