Mauricio Pochettino wary of West Brom’s threat against top teams

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hopes to carry on the remarkable form and make it nine wins out of ten, but the 44-year-old remains cautious of West Brom’s threat.

The two sides meet on Saturday January 14 at White Hart Lane – Spurs have failed to beat West Brom at home since the 2011/12 season, drawing four of the five games.

Pochettino says the 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns after Spurs impressive 2-0 victory over Manchester City earlier in the season, is a reminder that maintaining form is vital if they want to be challenging for the Premier League title in May.

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Pochettino wants no repeat of Spurs’ 1-1 draw against West Brom on October 15

“Remember a few months ago after City, I think now it’s a moment to show we learned,” he said.

“We have in front a very tough game and we need to show that we learned from a few months ago. If you remember we dropped our performance a bit after a fantastic victory.

“After Chelsea it’s a great opportunity to show that we deserve it and to keep our momentum is key.”

Spurs are 3rd in the Premier League, seven points adrift of Chelsea at the top. Tony Pulis’ West Brom sit 8th after two successive wins – a 2-1 victory at Southampton on New Year’s Eve and a 3-1 win at home to Hull City on January 2.

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Spurs aim to make it six Premier League wins in a row

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli scored against The Baggies in the 1-1 draw on October 15, and he’s recently been linked with a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid – the 20-year-old England International has scored seven goals in four league games, with three successive braces.

Pochettino believes his side have to produce a performance similar to their recent results if they are to come away with all three points.

“It will be a difficult game,” he said. “If you saw the games West Brom played against Chelsea or Arsenal, they were very well organised.

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Dele Alli hopes to add to his ten Premier League goals on Saturday against West Brom

“We expect a very tough game and it’s certain they will make it very difficult for us. They will put us in a very difficult situation without space to play.

“We are focused and we know we need to play, then it’s about delivery and finding that space on the pitch to create lots of chances.”

Pochettino added: “In the Premier League, it’s always tough to find that space to create.”

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