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'Three years ago when we signed here it was all about how we can reduce the gap with the top four. With six to play, we have 71 points when last season we finished with 70.
"Now to win is more hard", Pochettino added.
He hinted at that in an open letter this week and said: "It's with overwhelming emotion that earlier this week the club and I announced this will be my last season as a Chelsea player".
"Chelsea have players that won the World Cup and, if you compare with our players, they haven't won anything - maybe some titles".
This Sunday Spurs, without Rose, face Chelsea in an FA Cup semi-final that could have a huge bearing on the title run-in.
'Now is the moment to translate those statistics and that feeling and show if you've grown up and learned or if you are very close to winning the league or the FA Cup. We are in different part of the process with different momentum to Chelsea.
Before that the 26-year-old had been one of Mauricio Pochettino's most consistent performers, making 18 appearances in the Premier League, scoring two goals and providing three assists. Players are too quick to move on from club to club now but congratulations to him.
'Tottenham is a big, big challenge for everyone. It means something important is growing here. That's very good news for us.
"It's a big thing that people include Tottenham in the same level as United, Chelsea, City, Arsenal and Liverpool", he said. We are in a completely different project and it makes us proud'.
The prospect of throwing away a ten-point lead and allowing Tottenham to be crowned champions for the first time in the Premier League era, and the first time since 1961, should be frightening enough for the Chelsea players. They won only one of their four Champions League and Europa League matches there and have managed only one victory in their last eight at the national stadium overall.
"I would like to say, having worked with him, what a fantastic player he is and what a career he has had", Clement told reporters ahead of Swansea's home match against Stoke City on Saturday.
"It's true, we struggled a bit to get good results there but we need to make Wembley our home and get that feeling". If you only see the data, we have improved a lot.