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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 02:38 AM IST

Premier League: Tottenham can still gate crash the title race

Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (C) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on February 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  / |

Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (C) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on February 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / |

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London: Harry Winks insists Tottenham still have a chance of gate-crashing the Premier League title race as they prepare to host Leicester on Sunday. Mauricio Pochettino’s side go into this weekend’s fixtures trailing five points behind leaders Manchester City and second placed Liverpool. But, while most pundits see third placed Tottenham as outsiders, they have won their last three league games to remain in touch with City and Liverpool. And, as City have shown by erasing Liverpool’s seven-point lead over them, there are likely to be plenty of twists to come in the final weeks of the season. Winning the English title for the first time since 1961 would be a miraculous achievement given Tottenham haven’t signed a single player in the last two transfer windows.

Yet, with City and Liverpool still to face the north Londoners later this season, Winks is adamant they can’t be counted out yet. “We lost to Wolves and people said that we were out of the title race and it’s time for us to get top four and then we won against Newcastle and people say we are back in it,” Winks said. “We don’t really get involved in that whirlwind, all we do is take it game by game and focus on the next opposition. At the end of the season we will be looking into that and see where the title is. We have still got Man City and Liverpool to go to, they are two games that if we want to be title contenders we have to win.

“For now we are happy with the position we are in, we are doing really well and that is the most important thing.” Delivering a series of composed displays in midfield, Winks has been key to his team’s ability to cope with injuries to his England team-mates Harry Kane & Dele Alli.

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Published on: Sunday, February 10, 2019, 05:08 AM IST
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