Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino happy to apply title pressure

Aston Villa Remi Garde and Tottenham Hotspur Mauricio Pochettino

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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was happy after watching his side close the gap on Premier League leaders Leicester to just two points on Sunday.

The Tottenham boss says his side can do no more than win their games and put pressure on Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes.

Leicester are in action against Newcastle on Monday night and now find their lead over Spurs trimmed after Harry Kane netted a brace in the 2-0 win at basement club Aston Villa.

Kane scored a quick-fire double either side of half-time at Villa Park, with Pochettino content to put three more points on the board after his side had failed to win either of their previous two games in the league.

“It was a good victory and three important points after a few games that have not been so good,” said the Spurs boss.

“We created more chances and played well. It is difficult to play against teams playing for survival but we had the right mentality and I am pleased.”

Spurs have a Europa League second leg against Borussia Dortmund to contend with this week before they face Bournemouth in the league on Sunday.

As the title race continues to develop, Pochettino says all his team can do is win their games and hope for a slip-up from Leicester.

“You cannot stop the dream of the supporters and they are right to dream. But we need to work hard,” he added.

Spurs are 1.53 to beat Bournemouth at White Hart Lane on Sunday while they are 3.10 to win the title this season.

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