Belief is an important driving force for a Premier League team.
As Danny Rose said after Tottenham beat Chelsea 5-3 in the Premier League, it's amazing what a bit of belief can do for you.
For, according to the Tottenham manager, beating the Blues so convincingly 'means more than only one victory.'
Indeed, the Argentine is hoping Spurs have now banished the idea that they struggle against the top sides. That's the most important aspect of their victory, he says.
“It was important to stop this idea [that Spurs struggle against the top teams],” Pochettino told reporters, as quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard. “It’s important the players now feel it’s possible to beat the sides like Chelsea or Manchester United.
“We are very happy because the 5-3 means more than only one victory. It gives us belief in our skill and that we are strong in our mentality. Now we need to show again against Crystal Palace the same mentality."
Tottenham travel to Palace tomorrow at 3pm and are only two points behind fourth-placed Southampton courtesy of their Chelsea win.
The north London side are also unbeaten in six games, meaning they are in the perfect position to do exactly what their manager wants of them. But will Spurs push on - or buckle under the pressure like so many Tottenham sides of years gone by?