Heurelho Gomes makes big claim about statement Tottenham have made this season

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The ex-Spurs goalkeeper says his former side have shown that they are now the biggest club in London.

Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has told ESPN Brazil that his old side have proven this season that they are now the biggest club in London.

Spurs are second in the Premier League table, seven points behind leaders Leicester City with seven matches remaining as they look for a first league title triumph since 1961.

Enjoying their most successful season in recent memory, Mauricio Pochettino's side sit four points clear of arch-rivals Arsenal and 11 clear of sixth-placed West Ham, with Chelsea down in mid-table after having endured a poor season.

Gomes, who spent three seasons as Spurs number one and made 130 appearances in his time at White Hart Lane, believe this season has been indicative of a power shift in the capital which has seen his former side emerge as the city's top club.

The 35-year-old goalkeeper, currently number one at fellow London team Watford, told ESPN Brazil: "For me, the best team in London now are Tottenham.

"They’re having a great season, [and] a team that are not afraid to play. Maurico Pochettino has put together a young team, who build up plays with the keeper, [which is] something totally different than where we were going.

"I think the title is between them and Leicester."

Pochettino's side lost ground on Leicester and saw the gap between themselves and neighbours Arsenal close last weekend after they could only manage a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.

However, they look certainties to return to the big time in Europe next season after a five-year absence by going straight into the Champions League at the group stage with a top-three finish.

Spurs host Manchester United, one of only four teams to beat them in the league this season, at White Hart Lane on Sunday as they look to reassert their hold on second place and refuse to give up any more ground in the title race.

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