Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld explains how championship wins with Ajax gives him hope title race isn't over

The Belgian won three league titles during his time with the Eredivisie side.

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has suggested that his experience of winning league titles with Ajax gives him the confidence to believe that the Premier League title race is not over yet, the London Evening Standard reports.

The 27-year-old was part of three Eredivisie-winning sides during his time at the Amsterdam ArenA, and he explained that the fact that they had to come from behind on each occasion gives him belief that Mauricio Pochettino's men can claw back the seven point gap that currently separates them from Leicester City.

"I've been in this position three times before with Ajax and we came back to win each time," he told the London Evening Standard. "We were trailing FC Twente by 12 points midway through the season on one occasion but we caught them and became champions.

"It is possible but we just have to focus on ourselves and on our own game. It is important that we get something special out of this season because we deserve it but that will happen only if we work hard in these last few games."

That experience of having to keep the pressure on the pace-setters will become invaluable in the coming weeks when it comes to reassuring some of the players in the squad that may begin to doubt their chances of catching the Foxes.

While the gap to Claudio Ranieri's men seems considerable with just five games to go, a defeat for Leicester on Sunday followed by a Tottenham win on Monday against Stoke would see the lead almost halved and would seriously test a City squad that, apart from Robert Huth, is yet to win a league title.

And with Alderweireld knowing what it takes to get across the line - having also been a part of the Atletico Madrid side that won La Liga in 2013 - if the results fall their way over the weekend, he will surely be even more confident that he will be winning his fifth league title in just six years.

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