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Mauricio Pochettino hails Tottenham Hotspur character

Pochettino hails Tottenham character
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino heaps praise on his side's character, having seen them grind out three league wins in a row to stay in the title race.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has heaped praise on his side's character ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Leicester City.

Spurs have edged past Fulham, Watford and Newcastle United in their last three league games to keep touch with Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the table.

The London outfit could temporarily move to within two points of second-placed City with a win over Leicester at Wembley this afternoon, and Pochettino has been impressed with how his side have ground out results of late.

"I am running out of ways to praise my team for their character following another big win against Newcastle United last weekend. For the third time in as many games the players dug deep, believed in themselves and found a way to win late in the match," Pochettino wrote in his programme notes.

"In all of our last three games it has been fantastic to see the celebrations erupt and shared between the players and [the fans]. They are special moments and give you a feeling like nothing else. The players take confidence from the crowd and [their] support will be a big factor again as we look to continue our good form with our next two matches here at Wembley.

"The win over the Magpies was our 19th of the season and continues to keep us within touching distance of the teams at the top of the table. Our focus remains the same though and we concentrate only on ourselves and the game in front of us."

Spurs ran out 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture at the King Power Stadium in December.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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