While Tottenham fans might have second-placed United in their cross-hairs, Pochettino is still looking behind him, insisting a Champions League spot is not guaranteed, despite a 10-point lead over Chelsea.
Mauricio Pochettino told PA Sport : “In football until you get or you achieve what you want, never in football is it over until the end. I think we need to keep pushing, winning games and a massive three points against Manchester City. I think it’s still a lot of work to do until the end. You cannot underestimate clubs like Chelsea, Arsenal, different clubs, big clubs that can win every game.”
Looking at the Premier League table and the remaining fixtures, the boss is right to be prudent. Only a prize pilchard of Tim Sherwood proportions would think Spurs were guaranteed anything.
The only absolute certainty is that Manchester City have won the division, not matter what stumbling they may get up to in the final furlong.
Tottenham have 6 more games to complete which is potentially 18 points. Of all our immediate rivals, it is only Liverpool who have one game fewer, perhaps this is something that Mo Salah may have weighing on his mind?
The league games won’t get any easier with sides like West Brom fighting like cornered animals to stay up.
There’s also the very welcome distraction of the FA cup, which could add another 180 minutes to the old Spursometer.