Mauricio Pochettino says 'the world tried to kill Tottenham last season'

Two goals in three minutes from Mousa Dembele and Son Heung-min set the hosts on their way to three points in the first half, before Harry Kane, returning to the starting line-up following a four-week spell on the sidelines through injury, and Vincent Janssen sealed a 12th consecutive home league and their second 4-0 win in as many weeks.

"The most important thing is to do our job, try to win games and try to reduce the gap with Chelsea".

"Now if they (Chelsea) fail, we're there".

Chelsea can restore their seven-point lead at the top of the table though with a win at Manchester United on Sunday (16:00 BST).

It marked Spurs' seventh successive win in the top-flight, as they seek to correct their errors of last term, which saw Pochettino's men fall to third place after a four-game winless streak.

"The gap is still four points which is a lot", he added.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe admits he is uncertain as to the severity of the injury suffered by Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere during Saturday's (15 April) Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

Still refusing to give up on the title race, Pochettino says that league leaders Chelsea will now have to back up their credentials when they travel to Old Trafford. Although that aspect of his all-around game does not show on the stat sheet, it was Kane's handsome flick-on which played into the path of Son to score Tottenham's second.

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Even substitute Vincent Jansson managed to score his first goal from open play eight months into the misfiring striker's first Premier League campaign, wrapping up the victory in stoppage time.

A 4-0 scoreline against the Cherries means Tottenham have hit the net an impressive 11 times in the last three outings alone.

Pochettino also admitted that he has preached the importance of goal difference playing a factor in the title run-in this season.

Kane, 23, is the first Spurs player to have scored at least 20 league goals in three successive seasons since the great Jimmy Greaves in the late 1960s.

And Harry Kane reached 20 goals for a third successive season, scoring on his first start in nearly five weeks after recovering from an ankle injury. We've got to focus on helping Bournemouth. But two minutes into the second half, lingering doubts over his fitness were put to bed as he muscled his way past Simon Francis to finish low into the bottom corner, showcasing his deadly finishing ability.

If Chelsea can be chased down in Spurs' remaining six games, Tottenham would be crowned champions for the first time since 1961, and etching another new name in the Premier League trophy.

Bournemouth needed to defend with flawless concentration in order to keep the rampant hosts at bay, but their resistance only lasted 16 minutes as Dembele grabbed his first goal of the season.

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