Liverpool and Manchester City are”clear” Keys to win the Premier League regardless of Tottenham’s outstanding victory over Everton, Mauricio Pochettino says.

Spursin third, won to move within six behind leaders Liverpool and two areas of City.

Tottenham boss Pochettino said that they truly have been in the race to be crowned champions of England.

But he added:”The clear favourites are Liverpool and Manchester City.”

Tottenham have won their past four league matches and are five points clear of Chelsea, in fourth, and Arsenal, in fifth.

“It is so tough to win the Premier League but we are going to take to,” added Pochettino, that has been linked with Manchester United after a sacking of Jose Mourinho.

“We’re there, but so are Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. I believe there is still a long way for me to state we are real contenders.

“Football is all about being consistent, obviously. If we can be more consistent and play in the manner we did tonight I presume yes maybe we can then be a real rival, but there is still a long way.”

As well as the league, Pochettino’s side have been from the last 16 of the Champions League as well as the semifinals of this Carabao Cup, where they face Chelsea two legs.

“Being associated with four contests will undoubtedly probably be tough, but are likely to use,” added the Argentine.

Pochettino insisted that speculation regarding his future should not distract from that which he is trying to achieve at Tottenham.

“Discussing rumours, there are a lot of rumours,” he explained.

“he [Spurs’ press officer] became upset again or angry [because of questions regarding United], but we cannot talk; we will need to be centered on our tasks in Tottenham and also do our best to attempt and be prosperous.”


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