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TOTTENHAM BOSS MAURICIO POCHETTINO ADMITS IT WILL BE "DIFFICULT" FOR HIS SIDE AFTER 1-0 DE


Tottenham remain four points behind Chelsea after Manuel Lanzini's goal gave the Hammers a 1-0 win.

Chelsea will play Middlesbrough on Monday, and they only need two wins from their final four games to be crowned champions.

"It is not over. We have to wait but are thinking that it will be difficult to catch Chelsea," said Pochettino.

"I feel calm. But I'm disappointed, of course, that we missed the opportunity to reduce the gap."

Spurs could have narrowed the gap on the Blues to just one point by beating West Ham, but their performance below-par.

Antonio Conte's side will open up a seven-point lead if they beat Boro - and could win the title on Friday, 12 May.

"Seven points will be difficult with three games to play, but in football have to try your best. It is true it will be difficult," said Pochettino

"When you have the chance to reduce the gap to one point and you lose it's hard to find the positives."

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Kane pictured as he claps the Spurs supporters

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Disappointed Alli puts his hands behind his head at full-time

West Ham supporters celebrates on Friday night

Kouyate and Alli pictured as they speak to each other during the second half

Manuel Lanzini runs off as he celebrates his killer goal

Spurs players looked on as their defence failed to react quick enough and Lanzini stole in and scored

Photo credit: Daily Maily UK