Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has conceded that his side’s Premier League title chances are over after they fell to a frustrating 2-1 defeat against Burnley on Saturday, according to Sky Sports.
Harry Kane made a return to first team action after several weeks on the sidelines due to injury. The Englishman returned in style as he scored a goal but his effort was in vain as Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes scored which allowed Sean Dyche’s men to claim the three points.
The win extends the recent impressive form of the Clarets and now means that they are unbeaten during their past eight games.
Had Spurs managed to win this game, they would have been just three points adrift of leaders Liverpool, who reclaimed top spot on the standings following their 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.
There is no doubt that the loss will be a bitter pill to swallow for many Tottenham fans. Their recent run of form would have certainly given the fans reason to believe that the club could finally end their eleven-year trophy drought and claim the Premier League title.
While they are still technically in the title race, they have simply not been as consistent as the likes of Liverpool and City. With Pochettino now conceding that the crown could be out of reach, the Champions League could be the North London side’s last chance of winning silverware.
While Tottenham have the potential to go far in Europe’s Premier club competition, it will be hard to see them beating the likes of Barcelona, Juventus, PSG and Manchester City en route to winning the title.
When asked if Spurs title chances are gone, Pochettino said: “Yes.
“We are very disappointed because there are 11 games, the gap can be bigger.
“Of course, there are a lot of games to play but today, in my mind, we had to win the three points to put pressure on them.
“We didn’t for different reasons, our mistakes and only because of us. We cannot blame anyone, only ourselves because we were not able to win.”