Son Heung-Min hit a brace as Tottenham kept their Premier League title ambitions alive with a comprehensive win over Watford at White Hart Lane. Their manager, Antonio Conte, pointed out that Chelsea must win six of their remaining eight games to win the title and with Spurs in this kind of form, there is no margin for error.
Solidity at the back has underpinned the side's success throughout Pochettino's tenure, though, and Tottenham once again demonstrated how hard they are to play against in this impressive thrashing of Watford.
Tottenham piled pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea as they closed the gap at the top to just four points with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Watford.
Our focus now is to win the next game.
Three goals in 11 minutes, from Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Heung-Min Son, towards the end of the first half put them on top against a Watford side who had started brightly in the spring sunshine. The goal knocked the stuffing out of Watford, and Spurs wrapped up the win before halftime, Dier smashing a volley into the ground and past Gomes.
Spurs have scored 39 goals in 16 games on their own patch this term and Alli is adamant other teams will not be relishing a trip to N17 during the run-in.
The England global underlined his claim as one of the brightest young talents in the game with a starring role in Tottenham's 4-0 victory over Watford on Saturday.
"He's always desperate to play, he's always pushing you to try to let him train, play and score goals".
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Striker Harry Kane could return for his side's home Premier League clash against Watford on Saturday after recovering from an ankle injury that has ruled him out for a month.
Son added a third and fourth either side of the break and could have clinched his hat-trick late on in the game but flashed his effort wide of the Watford goal following a one-on-one with Heurelho Gomes.
It is partly because of his contributions that Harry Kane has not been especially missed.
Son's cross from the left deflects into his path and the midfielder thunders a rasping drive home from the edge of the box.
"The Hornets will put up more of a fight than they did when Spurs brushed them aside at Vicarage Road on New Year's Day, and they can not be any worse defensively than they were that day, but it is hard to see them stopping this Tottenham side".
"I think the team deserve full credit because the energy and the way that we played was fantastic - 4-0 but I think we deserved more goals.
It's important that we compete against us", he told Sky Sports after the game.
Watford, who conceded four at home to Spurs, had only two shots on target.