TOTTENHAM striker Harry Kane believes they will not have to win all of their remaining seven games to be crowned Premier League champions.
With Spurs and Leicester both picking up three points at the weekend, the North London club remain five points behind the league-leading Foxes in second place.
But Kane is not worried about the current gap between the two sides as he believes the pressure could get to Claudio Ranieri’s side and see them drop points as the season approaches its end.
Asked whether Tottenham need to win all of their remaining seven games to win the title, Kane replied: “I don’t think so.
“There are plenty of points up for grabs and they (Leicester) will be put under more pressure as the games get lower and lower.
“They finish with three difficult games as well so we’ve just got to keep on doing what we’re doing.”
Certainly on paper Tottenham appear to have a significantly tougher run-in than Leicester and, while the Foxes may well drop points, it’s hard to see Spurs – who face tricky away games at Liverpool and Chelsea, as well as hosting Manchester United – picking up maximum points from their remaining matches.
Tottenham can probably only afford to slip up once – if at all – if they are to claim the title for the first time since 1961.
Of course the big unknown is how will Leicester react if they do lose a game, will they be able to bounce straight back or will doubts begin to creep in?
Tottenham also have a disadvantage in the timing of their matches. In four of the six rounds leading up to the final day showdown, they play after Leicester so they’ll always be playing “catch-up”. As long as the Foxes keep on winning, the pressure will be immense on Spurs to follow suit just to stay in touch.
Final seven matches:
Liverpool (a) Sat, Apr 2 (5.30pm)
Man Utd (h) Sun, Apr 10 (4.00pm)
Stoke (a) Mon, Apr 18 (8.00pm)
West Brom (h) Mon, Apr 25 (8.00pm)
Chelsea (a) Mon, May 2 (8.00pm)
Southampton (h) Sat, May 7 (3.00pm)
Newcastle (a) Sun, May 15 (3.00pm)
Southampton (h) Sun, Apr 3 (1.30pm)
Sunderland (a) Sun, Apr 10 (1.30pm)
West Ham (h) Sun, Apr 17 (1.30pm)
Swansea (h) Sun, Apr 24 (4.15pm)
Man Utd (a) Sun, May 1 (1.30pm)
Everton (h) Sat, May 7 (3.00pm)
Chelsea (a) Sun, May 15 (3.00pm)
Can Spurs afford to drop any more points?