Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said his side are not Premier League contenders despite their impressive results this season.
Spurs are enjoying one of their best ever starts to a season, having won 10 of their opening 13 games, and are again residing in the Champions League places.
They showcased their quality with a brilliant 3-1 win over the previously unbeaten Chelsea last weekend which puts them five points behind leaders Manchester City.
City and Liverpool have both beaten Spurs this season and Pochettino, ahead of another tough examination at Arsenal on Sunday, reckons there is no pressure on his side to contend for the title.
“We are closer than last season to the top. I cannot say we’re a contender for the title,” he said. “I think Manchester City is in a different level and of course clubs like Liverpool, Chelsea, the same, Manchester United and Arsenal.
“They make more investment than us and in a different level. I think they need to show or be the contenders – or they are the contenders, more than us. But we’re there. “If we’re capable in the last few months of the season to be in a good position in the table, we’re going to try.
“But football is belief, faith in your quality and then it’s approaching the game in the right attitude and the right way, and all is possible.”