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Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen has expressed his belief that the club are still in the title race and have learned from last year’s disappointment.

Spurs go into the home stretch of the season just seven points behind Chelsea after the Premier League leaders fell to a shock defeat to Crystal Palace and the Lilywhites beat Burnley.

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The Blues looked to be cruising to the finish line before their London rivals closed the gap over the weekend.

Eriksen hopes that the heartbreak that Tottenham suffered last season, falling away at the end as Leicester City were crowned champions, can drive them on to glory this time around.

“I think we are doing everything we can, and I think we do not want to be in that situation again,” he told Sky Sports.

“I hope we have learned, and I think we have learned, from that situation. And I think we will put ourselves up better than last season.”

The Dane has been a major part of Mauricio Pochettino’s side this term, scoring six goals and providing 10 assists in 28 top-flight games.

As well as competing with Chelsea in the Premier League, Spurs will meet the Blues in an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on 22 April as they both look to keep on course for another trophy this season.

Spurs face a trip to Swansea City tonight knowing that they could bridge the gap further, with their rivals also in action hosting fourth-placed Manchester City.