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Spurs boss Pochettino hits back at Chelsea manager Conte’s mind games

Date Posted,April 7, 2017

Mauricio Pochettino has hit back at Antonio Conte’s attempt at mind games insisting: Chelsea will be gutted if they blow the title from here.

The Spurs boss, who welcomes back Harry Kane from injury for tomorrow’s game against Watford, was taunted by Conte earlier this week.

The Italian, whose Blues team remain seven points clear at the top, suggested a title win would be a bonus for Spurs while for Chelsea it is expected.

Pochettino hit back: “When you’re seven points above the second team in the table, it’s normal in the end to win the league. Now it’s up to them to win the league.

Pochettino has hit back at Conte’s mind games (Photo: Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
The Argentine has piled the pressure on Chelsea (Photo: Getty)
Conte’s side are the runaway leaders (Photo: Getty)

“We’re in a position where we need to do our job – winning games, putting pressure [on Chelsea]. If they don’t win the Premier League, it will be tough for them to accept.

“We’re in a different project, a different club. Our history at Tottenham is massive – it’s bigger than many, many clubs in England.

“We need to rebuild that history and rebuild that winning mentality. But the mentality here from when we arrived has improved every season, every single day.

“I really don’t believe in the mind games. Our mind game is to try to provide the team with the belief we showed against Swansea – the character – and then you can win or lose.

“How can you affect another team or another manager with mind games?”

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