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Pochettino defiant after shock Spurs defeat

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino remains confident his side will seal a Champions League spot.

Spurs are still not guaranteed a top-four finish after slumping to a surprise defeat at struggling West Brom.

However, Pochettino dismissed suggestions they had been given a wake-up call.

“I don’t believe it’s a wake-up call,” he said.

“If we need, after 36 games, someone to say ‘hey, come on, we need to win, we need to be professional and play with the right attitude’ we need to go deeper and assess why.

“Everyone can see the game, we dominated but if you are not clinical in front of goal it’s always open.

“We didn’t create enough chances, maybe we created more (than West Brom) but we’re a team who need to create more to have the capacity and then to score.

“It’s still in our hands so we need to work hard in the next two games but it’s our chance to be in the Champions League next season,” he added.

Jan Vertonghen will be assessed on Sunday after he came off with an ankle problem.

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