'Never lose belief' - Mauricio previews Liverpool
11 February 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Mauricio Pochettino says the players will 'never lose belief' that they can haul in Chelsea.
We travel to Merseyside for a huge game against Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield this evening (5.30pm).
We face Jurgen Klopp's Reds sitting second in the table and on a run of nine unbeaten matches in the Premier League, winning seven. However, Chelsea, who face Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday, remain nine points clear at the top.
Most pundits are suggesting that Chelsea are beyond reach with 14 matches remaining, but Mauricio and the team remain positive.
Below: Mauricio previews Liverpool with Spurs TV
"Everything is possible in football and you can never lose that belief," he said.
"It’s true the gap is big but in football, everything can happen so never give up, always try to win games, always believe it’s possible to catch Chelsea and for that reason, it’s important to be ready to compete because it will be a very tough game at Liverpool."
Liverpool have struggled of late but remain fifth in the standings and a closer look at their league form actually shows just two defeats in the last 10.
"For me, Liverpool have one of the best squads in England, very good players, one of the best teams," added Mauricio. "It’s true in the last few weeks they have struggled to get good results but you know, sometimes all teams have ups and downs in the season.
"We suffered a little as well in October and November when it was tough for us. It’s difficult to keep the same level throughout 10 months of the whole season.
"Be sure, this is not a decisive game but it would be good to take a positive result because it’s important for us to keep our position in the table and try to improve and reduce the gap with Chelsea."