Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that the North London club’s chances of finishing in the Premier League top four took a major hit in their defeat to Manchester United, reports Sky Sports.
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Spurs were well beaten by the fourth placed Red Devils, conceding three first half goals before a quieter second period.
This has left them six points off the Champions League qualification places with only nine games to go until the end of the season.
The Argentine hasn’t completely given up hope for the future but he does admit it will be difficult:
“It will be difficult [to finish fourth] because we are fighting with big sides. It was a very bad day for us. I think that we all agree together in the changing room that our performance was poor.”
Next up for the White Hart Lane outfit are relegation strugglers Leicester City and Burnley, which could allow them to catch back up with their competitors.
Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United all have to play at least one of each other in their next two games, meaning that points will be dropped.