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Pochettino wants Spurs primed to pounce

Burnley 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2

By Liam Blackburn

Mauricio Pochettino has urged Tottenham to be ready to capitalise on any more Chelsea slip-ups after moving within seven points of the Premier League leaders.

The Spurs boss, whose men triumphed 2-0 at Burnley on Saturday thanks to strikes from Eric Dier and Son Heung-min, knows their title aspirations still rest on a Chelsea collapse.

"It's now seven points, it's completely different to 10," he said.

"But there's still a lot of work to do. It's not dependent on us; it's dependent on if Chelsea fail. But in that moment if they fail we need to do our job.

"If we do our job we can be there until the end of the season and try to fight for the title.

"It's important to keep that mentality and try to win every game that we play.

"We are at seven points now and it is important to be there if Chelsea slip. We are there fighting for the Premier League, to be as high as possible."

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