Second in table not enough for upward-looking Lamela

Erik Lamela: Says Spurs have title belief

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Erik Lamela believes Tottenham have momentum in the title race after they moved up to second in the Barclays Premier League with a 1-0 win over Watford.

Kieran Trippier’s second-half strike, his first goal for the club, was enough to seal all three points for Spurs, who have recorded four consecutive league victories for the first time in two years.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are now one point above Manchester City, who they play at the Etihad Stadium next weekend, and five behind surprise leaders Leicester with 13 games to play.

“We are second now, we keep moving on in the table so that is good,” Lamela said.

“We keep winning which is very important for us, but the next one at Manchester City is more important now.

“I hope we can beat them but we expect a difficult game. Every game is difficult, every game is important, so we need to keep training to give the maximum next week.

“For me, I feel confident and I am training hard like my team-mates. Everyone trains hard to do their best on the pitch and I think this team is a very good team because we have quality and we are all together to fight.”