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Pochettino looks for consistency to keep Spurs in title race

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admits his side need to improve their consistency if they are to mount a title bid.

A 6-2 thrashing of Everton moved Spurs to within two points of second-placed Manchester City and six behind leaders Liverpool.

It was their seventh Premier League victory in the last eight matches, with only the 4-2 defeat at north London neighbours Arsenal spoiling that run. But Pochettino wants to see that replicated for the second half of the season.

Their current run of four successive victories equals their best of the campaign and their manager is keen for them to avoid any slip-ups which may interfere with that, starting against Bournemouth at Wembley today.

"Two seasons ago when we were fighting with Leicester we went to the end but the gap was so big" Pochettino said. "Now we are close but we need to be cautious, go step-by-step, game-by-game.

"We need to be conscious about that, we need to fight a lot, and there is still a long way for work and to be consistent.

"Being involved in four competitions will be tough but are going to try."

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