Spurs can't wait to play yet again on a Monday

ON FORM: Spurs players surrounding Kane in celebration, after he scored the first goal against Stoke last Monday. The North London team have four players in the PFA Team of the Year.


    Apr 25, 2016

    Spurs can't wait to play yet again on a Monday


    MAURICIO Pochettino insists Tottenham are ready to take advantage of any slips from leaders Leicester after being encouraged by his title-chasing side's recent form.

    His team produced a sublime display to win 4-0 at Stoke last Monday following Leicester's draw with West Ham and are just five points off first place with four games remaining.

    Once again, the north Londoners have to wait all weekend to play, this time at home to West Bromwich Albion tonight, after Leicester had hosted Swansea late last night.

    Spurs are unbeaten in six league matches and their belief has been helped by the inclusion of four players - Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Dele Alli and Harry Kane - in the PFA Team of the Year, with the latter two contenders for Young Player of the Year.

    Kane is also nominated for overall Player of the Year after a season that has yielded 27 goals in all competitions for his club, including two at Stoke last week.

    "It was a fantastic performance last week and result for us and we are very happy with the way we have played in the last few games," Pochettino said.

    "The motivation is very good on the training ground and we have built up the week fantastically. We now have to be patient and wait until (today). I'm focusing on trying to win the title."

    Tottenham have hit peak form at just the right time as they chase a first top-flight title since 1961.

    West Brom make a second trip to north London in five days as they attempt to destroy the impression that their season is petering out.

    They were beaten 2-0 at Arsenal on Thursday and, with 41 points on the board and safety already effectively secure, Tony Pulis' side appear to be marking time until the close-season, although the head coach is refusing to accept that theory.

    And the Welshman says his side should be relishing the chance to take on a club in the title mix.

    "I think they're great games," he said. "I said to the players when we played Man City, there's such a small percentage of people that get the opportunity to do this in their lives, to go to these football grounds and play against great players.

    "We should really relish it, we've got the points to keep us in the Premier League.

    "We should really look forward to these games."