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Saturday 20 July 2019

Poch: Spurs focused

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur are focused solely on tonight's Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion and not on their Champions League semi-final against Ajax Amsterdam next week, manager Mauricio Pochettino said.

Spurs maintained their grip on third place despite a 1-0 defeat at Manchester City after Arsenal failed to capitalise following a 3-2 defeat by Crystal Palace.

Chelsea and Manchester United are also in the hunt and, with all four clubs separated by three points, Pochettino said their primary focus was on the battle for the top four and not on their first European Cup semi-final since 1962. "We are not thinking of Ajax," Pochettino told reporters. "We showed at Manchester City that we're thinking in the 'today' and that competition, the Premier League.

"Now our energy is in Brighton. It's so clear that we have two objectives, one is to be in the top four at the end of the season and the other is to beat Ajax.

"But we need to go step-by-step, the players know it. I think the behaviour and the mentality is perfect."

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