Mauricio Pochettino Says His High-Flying Spurs Are Aiming for Much More Than Finishing Above Arsenal

Danny Ryan

Mauricio Pochettino says his Tottenham side are aiming for "bigger things" than finishing above their bitter rivals Arsenal, something they have not done since 1996.

This campaign, the outcome almost looks a formality with Spurs 14 points clear of their rivals and with the Gunners hopelessly out of form, the margin could yet widen further. 

However, Pochettino is not interested in outdoing Arsene Wenger's side, instead, the Argentine manager is keen on catching league leaders Chelsea, who sit seven points ahead of the Lilywhites.

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He said, as per Evening Standard: “I think we’re playing and fighting for bigger things and if we look at the bigger picture it’s to try to reduce the gap with Chelsea.

“It’s not important - the gap we have with Arsenal. The most important thing is to do our job, try to win games and try to reduce the gap with Chelsea.”

Hopes of the title seem to be fading with every passing week as Chelsea continue to see off all opposition.

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Nevertheless, the Blues have to travel to Old Trafford on Sunday in a game which could prove pivotal to Spurs' pursuit - that is if they can see off Bournemouth on Saturday lunch time.

For Arsenal, it seems an impossible task to catch their arch nemesis once again with Pochettino's side needing just 11 points from their remaining seven games to mathematically assure they finish above the Gunners.

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From a Spurs perspective, it will be a glorious day, but the manager is correct in saying that this hugely talented side must be aiming higher. 

Domestic glory beckons for them sooner rather than later.

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