Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said Spurs issued a warning to title rivals Leicester with a perfect performance as they thrashed Stoke 4-0 on 18 April. Harry Kane and Dele Alli scored two goals each, which cut the Foxes lead at the top of the table to five points with only four games left.
The most important thing is that the performance we showed today was perfect. It was a big signal that we are there waiting and fighting, said Pochettino after the match.
Kane and Alli both put in tremendous displays, as they took their Premier League goal tallies for the season to 24 and 10 respectively. Allis technique did desert him, however, at one point when he hit the post from an easy scoring opportunity.
He showed unbelievable skill to score two goals, as well as miss one clear chance, said Pochettino. But today for me we need to give the credit to the whole team because the collective effort, the mentality we showed and the way we played was fantastic...
They deserve all the credit today and from the beginning of the season â€“ they have worked very hard to arrive at this moment, where we are trying to put pressure on Leicester to reduce the gap. This is our dream. We need to try, and believe, he said.