Pochettino keen to keep the pressure on

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says it is vital that there is no let up from his team in their bid to stay in the title race.

Having been dumped out of both the FA Cup and EFL Cup in the space of four days last week, Spurs got back to winning ways on Wednesday night by beating Watford 2-1 at Wembley.

The result moves the north London outfit to within seven points of league leaders Liverpool after they were held by Leicester at home and Pochettino's men are now 33/1 to win the Premier League.

The Argentine coach remains coy about his team's chances of claiming the title and says all they can do is keep winning and hope for more slip ups from the Reds and second-placed Manchester City.

He told Sky Sports: "There are still a lot of games to play, no-one expected yesterday Liverpool would draw and Manchester City would lose, but that's football. We need to keep pushing, working hard, and trying to win games and see what happens."

Despite being in a position to challenge for the Premier League crown, Pochettino says he does not expect Spurs to make any signings before the January transfer window shuts on Thursday.

Pochettino will, therefore, battle on with his injury hit squad, which was again missing Harry Kane and Dele Alli for Wednesday’s clash.

They did have Son Heung-min back after his Asian Cp exploits and he made a positive return, netting the equaliser to cancel out Craig Cathcart's opener for Watford.

Fernando Llorente then nodded home the winner three minutes from full-time to send the majority of fans home happy.

"I think we fully deserved the victory," said Pochettino. "It's fantastic to win again. After a difficult week it's so important to smile. The mentality is perfect."

Tottenham take on Newcastle next and are 2/5 for the win, with the draw 7/2 and the Magpies 7/1 to take all three points.

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