Mauricio Pochettino admits it is “crazy” that Chelsea’s lead at the top could be slashed from 10 points to just ONE over the next week.
And he has urged his players to keep believing and dreaming they can reel in the league leaders.
A win for Pochettino’s Tottenham at Burnley and shock home defeat to Crystal Palace for league-leading Chelsea on Saturday saw their lead trimmed to seven points.
And if results go Spurs’ way the advantage could be just a single point by the time Chelsea kick off against Bournemouth on Saturday evening.
Spurs travel to relegation-threatened Swansea on Tuesday night, before hosting Watford on Saturday lunchtime.
Meanwhile, Chelsea welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, before their Saturday tea-time game at to Bournemouth.
If Tottenham win both their game and City beat Chelsea, the gap will be just a point come kick-off at the Vitality Stadium.
Pochettino said: “Yes, it’s crazy but that is football and all can happen.
“That’s a good reason for all to show belief is the most important thing in football – not only quality, running or being strong. Belief, faith and fight.
“Nothing is impossible in football and that is our idea, our philosophy.
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“We need to keep going in that direction and it’s true the Premier League is tough to play in, and to win every game and compete. It’s so competitive.
“But if it can happen? Yes, of course, it can happen and our mind must be positive to try to imagine and dream and believe and give our best.”
But Spurs could be without midfielder Harry Winks for the rest of season with a serious ankle injury he picked up against Burnley.
Talented midfielder Winks had a scan on his injured left ankle on Monday afternoon, with Spurs fearing he suffered a break.
Pochettino said: “We hope there is no big issue but it’s true that it will be difficult to play again this season. He twisted his ankle but now we need to see what happened in his ankle. We need to see the scan and then start his recovery.”
Midfielder Victor Wanyama also had to come off at Burnley with a back problem but has an outside chance to recover in time for the trip to the Liberty Stadium.