Pochettino remains focused with Champions League hopes in Tottenham's hands

Fourth-placed Spurs sit two points above Chelsea with two Premier League games remaining

Fourth-placed Spurs sit two points above Chelsea with two Premier League games remaining

Spurs must beat Newcastle and Leicester City at Wembley to guarantee a top-four spot and Pochettino said: "The disappointment of the FA Cup was hard for everyone and put down the energy a little bit".

The hosts' excellent defensive record at Wembley means that seven of their 11 home wins have seen fewer than four goals scored, and with seven of Newcastle's ten away defeats also seeing fewer than four goals in total, we think a Tottenham Win and Under 3.5 Goals is a great bet, along with a 2-0 correct score predictions.

Harry Kane has not been the same since returning from the injury but needs to step up now, if Spurs are to qualify for the Champions League.

Spurs have two home Premier League fixtures remaining this season against Newcastle and Leicester, and if they win them both they are guaranteed to finish third. But having steered the club to a safe mid-table position, boss, Rafa Benitez, was quick to praise his side, who had been amongst the bookmaker's favourites for the drop before a ball had been kicked: "I told the players and everyone it has been a fantastic season for us", he remarked. With two games left, to finish third I think is a massive success.

"As much as Newcastle will want to do the same, I don't think they will have the mind-set to pull it off".

"For me it's like a marathon, to create a team capable of winning, to build a winning mentality is like a marathon".

"For me, awesome progression", he said. It is not a 100-metre sprint. Now that the race for fourth has tightened up considerably, Spurs find themselves in desperate need of a win over Newcastle.

Tottenham's last home league win against Newcastle was at White Hart Lane in February 2013, with Gareth Bale scoring twice.

He is certain that there has been progress this season as well and stressed that developing a team is a long term plan, which will suffer a setbacks from time to time.

"After, you move to Wembley".

"I am sure disappointed of course if we don't achieve in the next few years a title - of course - but what we can not do is to forget from where we came".

"I want to take the positives, so I would prefer to be here talking about a bad run, but knowing we are safe, rather than being on a bad run and also be anxious about relegation".

Spurs will be without midfielders Eric Dier (illness), Mousa Dembele (ankle) and defender Serge Aurier (hamstring), though Jan Vertonghen is fit after a knock. That's different and we need to analyse why.

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