Asmir Begovic is convinced that Premier League leaders Chelsea can bounce back from Sunday's disappointing 2-0 defeat at Manchester United.
Against Bournemouth, Mousa Dembele was on target for the first time this season, Heung-min Son grabbed his eighth in six games and Vincent Janssen celebrated his first Premier League goal not scored from a penalty. "Every game we go into we're confident, ' said Kane, speaking before Chelsea lost at Old Trafford to further boost Spurs" title hopes.
Ryan Giggs believes that Toby Alderweireld is the best defender in the Premier League following his sparkling displays for Tottenham this season.
Saturday's win saw Spurs move onto 71 points, one more than they managed in the whole of last season and one short of their record total in the Premier League.
Tottenham were eventual champions Leicester's nearest rivals for much of last season, but fell away, collecting only two points from their final four games and ending below north London rivals Arsenal in third.
"But four points is still a lot". But we are fighting to be there, and to play for the top four - for the second consecutive season, we are there.
Spurs were in a similar position past year but faltered at the tail end of the season as Pochettino's men went from second place to fourth in the standings.
"For us, the world was trying to help Leicester", the Argentine coach said - via the Times. 'We have improved a lot.
All Tottenham can do is keep racking up the wins - yesterday's was the seventh in a row - and raising the goal-difference advantage over Chelsea in case it matters. "We have five days to prepare for this game and then play to win".
"It's so important. The only way to build that winning mentality is to always play in the same tempo and with the same focus and concentrations during 90, 95 minutes", he said.
"Nobody is against Tottenham and I think it is a competition", said Pochettino.
Spurs' bid to pip Leicester City to the title last season came crashing down amid a flurry of bookings and suspensions following stormy draws against West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea. It's a big step for us.
"It could be a big thing psychologically".