Pochettino wants Tottenham ready if Chelsea fail

Tottenham Hotspur have the chance to exert psychological pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea when they open the weekend programme at home to Watford today.

"We believe and never give up, we always try and we were always pushing".

― Reuters picLONDON, April 8 ― Mauricio Pochettino saluted "fantastic" Tottenham Hotspur's 4-0 rout of Watford as his title chasers closed the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Any concerns that Pochettino's side might struggle to secure the win they needed disappeared in the 33rd minute when Alli capped a sweeping move with an outstanding finish.

Harry Kane, returning as a second-half substitute, struck the bar with an injury-time free-kick - the last kick of the game - and Son might have sealed his hat-trick from his earlier pass. Pochettino confirmed the north Londoners' top goalscorer was fit enough to take his place on the bench and was likely to be involved at some stage.

Jody Clasie scored the only goal of the match as Southampton scapped to a 0-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon.

Mark Lawrenson is backing Tottenham to close the gap to Chelsea down to four points with victory over Watford on Saturday. The goal knocked the stuffing out of Watford, and Spurs wrapped up the win before halftime, Dier smashing a volley into the ground and past Gomes.

Tottenham were at their tantalising best as the side ran riot against Walter Mazzarri's visitors. Three times in the space of a week Tottenham has won a Premier League game and each has been accomplished differently: a grinding victory away at Burnley, a thrilling comeback against Swansea City in midweek and now this, a stroll in the spring sun.

"It's important that we compete and are able to win games".

Fortunately, referee Anthony Taylor played the advantage and the decision allowed Alli curl a stunning shot over Gomes and into the top-right corner from 25 yards.

On 39 minutes, Alli's England teammate Eric Dier blasted home from the edge of the box.

There are players who take matters into their own hands, who grab a game by the haunches and make the difference through individual quality or sheer force of personality.

"I believe the team deserve full credit as the energy as well as the manner that people played was wonderful - 4-0 but I believe we deserved more goals".

Despite him being free to talk to other clubs, the player has refrained from doing so as he awaits his current club's renewal before making his mind up.

Spurs equalled a top-flight record of 11 straight home wins in the league and they have won 13 of their past 16 Premier League matches.