Mauricio Pochettino reacts to talk of Tottenham winning the title

Mauricio Pochettino plays down suggestions that his Tottenham side could win the Premier League this season

Mauricio Pochettino has moved to play down suggestions that his Tottenham Hotspur side could win the Premier League title this season.

Spurs have been in fine form in recent weeks and are unbeaten in the English top flight since slipping to a 1-0 loss to Manchester United on the opening day of the season.

Pochettino watched his side impress at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon as they romped to 4-1 victory over West Ham United in north London.

That victory left the Lilywhites in fifth place in the Premier League table and just four points behind surprise leaders Leicester City after 13 games.

However, the Tottenham boss feels that it is too early in the season to talk about a possible title challenge for his side, who host Chelsea at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

Pochettino is quoted as saying by the Tottenham Journal: “It is early to talk about winning the title. We have a very young squad, we need to develop.

“For us to try to win the title maybe we need more. We have been consistency but it is hard to judge five months away. In football you can never stop, we are happy but we can improve.

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“We can play even better in our next game, it is never easy to improve, but our mentality is we can improve step by step and keep working hard.

“We have enough quality, but it is not all about that, it is about mental state and lots of other things.”

Tottenham have won six, drawn six and lost one of their Premier League games this season.

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