Kieran Trippier discusses the similarities between Tottenham's title charge and old club Burnley's relegation fight

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Despite his best efforts, the full-back was unable to keep the Clarets in the Premier League last season.

Kieran Trippier has hinted to Tottenham's official website that there are some similarities between helping Spurs fight for the Premier League title this season and trying to keep Burnley up last year.

The 25-year-old was a key member of the Clarets side last term but was ultimately unable to help them remain in the top flight as their relegation was confirmed with just two games to go.

This time around, the full-back is battling at the other end of the table, as Mauricio Pochettino's side go in search of their first title in over 50 years. And while the end goal is different, he suggested that the two teams would adopt a similar mentality going into the final part of the season.

"You're fighting for different reasons," he told the club's official website. "Obviously last year it was a fight against relegation and it was a tough end to the season but this time, with Spurs, we're on a good run, we're in a good position and we've got seven big games to go.

"It's been a very good season for the team and the whole club. Obviously last year wasn't too good for me personally but I'm at the other end of the table now so hopefully all the boys in the team can finish strongly.

"Obviously it's going to be an exciting last seven games of the season but we all believe. It's like people have been saying - they're all cup finals so we'll just take it game by game, starting at Liverpool."

Like the situation Sean Dyche's men were in at this time last year, Spurs come back from the international break with their destiny out of their hands. The club are five points adrift of Leicester City so will be relying on other results going their way, as well as their own.

And while Pochettino's squad is perhaps at a disadvantage in comparison with the Foxes when it comes to having players in the team who know what it is like to have to battle right until the end of the campaign - as they were seven points adrift of safety following the break last year but still stayed up - Trippier's experience of having something to fight for during the run-in may be the ingredient that complements the quality in the Spurs squad, and perhaps sees them across the line. 

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