City fully deserve to wrap up title, says Spurs boss Pochettino


Buoyant after being victorious against defending champions Chelsea, Tottenham will be looking to take advantage of a wounded Manchester City whose weaknesses have exposed by their counterparts in Manchester United and Liverpool.

United, on a high after their derby win, which was their fifth straight league victory, will expect to pick up another three points at Old Trafford against a West Brom side that looks doomed for the drop and has caretaker manager Darren Moore in charge for the second time.

Dele Alli admits he often performs better in games against elite opposition compared to matches against bottom-half clubs.

The England global turned 22 on Wednesday and celebrated by performing the Floss, a viral dance, on Instagram and attending a Peaky Blinders-themed party. "[For Alli] he needs a strong opposition to give his best".

"For me Manchester City is a massive challenge to play against them and they deserve everything and a lot of praise". It's his character. He is so competitive that when it's easy he's not interested.

He said: "It is not a big deal, I promise you".

"He is a bit special". He is a special talent, special energy, a special player.

"It was also Christian who managed to pick up five yellow cards this season despite never attempting a single tackle, Christian who did the worst free-kick anyone had ever seen while playing for England against Iceland, and who scored that wonderful own goal against Swansea back in 2015". Averaging 4.42 shots per 90, the Egyptian has a conversion rate of 23.77% so far meaning his scoring a few times every full game he plays.

"In football in 90 minutes you can win or lose, but we need to be more consistent through the whole season in result and performance because you need to be consistent if you are going to win".

Where Kane has an advantage over Salah is that he has six games remaining, and his record against the teams are favourable - but even then, Leicester are the only team the Spurs man has a favourable record against.

"They were the most consistent team, playing with fantastic players of course and fantastic coaching staff and fantastic manager".

Manchester City's defensive lapses have cost them dearly.

They copied Salah's 'Wooooooow really?' caption and they superimposed Harry Kane celebrating an iconic goal by Roma legend Francesco Totti.

"Of course it [an attacking approach] can work. They're an incredible team with incredible players all over the pitch, but we're going to try to play our football as we always do".