Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham’s hopes of winning the Premier League title this season are over after they lost 2-1 to Burnley on Saturday.
After Burnley took the lead in the second half, Harry Kane struck on his return from injury to equalise for Spurs only for Ashley Barnes to fire in a winner for the Clarets with seven minutes left on the clock.
Spurs’ slip means they could end up eight points behind the Premier League leaders by the end of the weekend, with Liverpool taking on Manchester United on Sunday.
Although they have 11 games left to play, Pochettino believes his side’s chances of being crowned champions this year have been well and truly dashed by Burnley.
When asked if their fight for the title is over, Pochettino told Sky Sports:
“Yes. We are very disappointed because there are 11 games, the gap can be bigger. Of course, there are a lot of games to play but today, in my mind, we had to win the three points to put pressure on them. We didn’t for different reasons, our mistakes and only because of us. We cannot blame anyone, only ourselves because we were not able to win.”