Mauricio Pochettino's response when asked whether Tottenham can win the Premier League

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Tottenham Hotspur are currently nine points behind top of the table Leicester City.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out Tottenham Hotspur’s chances of winning the Premier League in an interview with London24.

Spurs have made a wonderful start to the season and they have lost just twice in their opening 17 matches.

At the moment the Lilywhites are in fourth place in the Premier League table, but Pochettino believes his side can climb even higher in the months ahead.

“In football all is possible,” he said, when asked whether Tottenham can win the title this season. “The most important thing is to believe that you can win every game. I think we’re very young, we have a strong squad, we believe in ourselves and we’ll keep working hard and try to win every game.

“We’re in a very tough league - for me the Premier League is the most difficult league in the world - so it’s always important to be focused in every game and every single training session, but in football all can happen if you believe.

“The last 10 games are very important. It’s about how you arrive at the last 10 games to attack different objectives or goals, or achieve important things.”

Tottenham are currently nine points behind top of the table Leicester City, and seven behind second-placed Arsenal.

They are closing in on Manchester City in third though, and could move ahead of them if results go in their favour on Boxing Day.

Tottenham will be favourites to win their next two matches, as they both come against newly promoted sides.

Watford and Norwich City are Spurs’ next two opponents, and if they can win them both they should consolidate their place in the Champions League qualification spots heading into 2016.

Tottenham are currently only ahead of Manchester United and Crystal Palace on goal-difference, with a clutch of sides all chasing European football this season and the title race too close to call.

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