It is hard to predict the circumstances at the start of the season.
"At the moment, they are almost at the top".
Only four points separate Tottenham in third and Chelsea in sixth, but the Blues also have a game in hand at home to Brighton, where victory would allow them to move level on points with Arsenal in fourth. The likes of Dele Alli and Son Heung-min were seen going through passing drills and stretching under their manager's watchful eye.
"Of course I'll return [to Spanish football]", Pochettino told RTVE.
Why they won't: As good as they've been all season, they are on the slide.
Mauricio Pochettino accused Tottenham players of not taking the second half seriously after conceding twice in five minutes at Southampton, a 2-1 defeat that threatens their Champions League qualification for next season.
To put the situation into perspective, rival grounds such as Manchester United's Old Trafford, has around double the amount of space. All of which will stand them in good test heading down the home straight.
The reversal means it's now four Premier League games without a win for the north London team and Eriksen concedes it's a loss they can ill-afford.
Pochettino has been critical of his team's mentality after poor results ended their hopes of challenging for the title, but their performances across their Champions League tie with Borussia Dortmund demonstrated a maturity that was missing at the same stage against Juventus a year ago.
At the same stage last season, Spurs crashed out to Juventus after defeat in the second-leg at Wembley. The following has been agreed with the Premier League, Brighton and Crystal Palace to ensure that our first game is a Premier League match prior to a UEFA Champions League quarter-final match.
Eden Hazard aside, Chelsea never seem far away from disaster. Chelsea were also champions of England in two of the last four campaigns.
Tottenham will face a tough task if they are to return to winning ways after the worldwide break when they face Liverpool at Anfield on March 31 - live on Sky Sports Premier League.
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