Kane's persistence pays off to keep Salah in his sights

Kane's persistence pays off to keep Salah in his sights

Tottenham Hotspur edged closer to a third consecutive season in the Champions League despite a laboured performance as goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane saw off Watford 2-0 at Wembley.

Describing the victory as "massive" in the context of securing Champions League football next season, Pochettino added: "It puts us in a very good position fighting for the top four and that is the objective for the rest of the season".

Kieran Trippier's cross looked comfortable for Osteris Karnezis but at the last moment Christian Kabasele darted in front of the goalkeeper, who spilled the ball at the feet of Christian Eriksen.

Mauricio Pochettino is certain Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be "physically and mentally" ready for England's World Cup campaign after a hard few weeks.

Hugo Lloris made good saves from Andre Gray, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Richarlison - with Pochettino recognising his contribution to the win.

The visitors are still not guaranteed Premier League safety and this defeat extended their winless run to seven matches.

"Three games ahead, I think we are in a good situation".




The club is prepared to listen to offers for Dembele - who has a year remaining on his contract and wants a new challenge - in the summer but replacing him will be one of the toughest tasks of Pochettino's four-year tenure.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino would be the flawless successor to Jose Mourinho at Manchester United claims Gary Neville.

Tottenham moved to within one point of third-place Liverpool and has a game in hand.

The former winger told talkSPORT on a man chasing down a hat-trick of Premier League Golden Boot awards: "The main problem with Harry Kane is, when he is not on the goal sheet, his impact on the game with his team is not as relevant as what it was before".

"We conceded a few chances but Hugo Lloris showed fantastic skill and that's why he's one of the best keepers in the world", added Pochettino whose side kept a clean sheet for the first time in six league games thanks mainly to the France worldwide.

Victor Wanyama, meanwhile, has started just five Premier League games this season after a knee injury suffered in preseason and Pochettino will also hope to use preseason to try to restore the Kenyan to last season's levels, when he one of the most consistent midfielders in the country. You could feel their disappointment during the game.

"What more can I say?"

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