Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes the race for the top-four could come down to goal difference and was happy to grab four at the weekend. Spurs made it three wins from three at their new stadium as they put already-relegated Huddersfield to the sword 4-0, with Lucas Moura’s hat-trick coming after a Victor Wanyama opener.
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It took Pochettino’s men back into third ahead and gave them the edge in a tight battle that also includes Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal in the race for Champions League qualification places next season. It is a race that could go down to the wire, so Pochettino is keen to get any advantage he can.
“For sure it’s going to be tough,” he said. “We are fighting against big sides and teams that are building to win the league or to win big trophies or be in the top four. “We are going to fight against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. I think until the end it will be a very tough race. “Of course, to score goals in that opportunity can help in the end. Goal difference can be decisive at the end of the season to achieve the top four.”