Jan Vertonghen admits it will be hard for Tottenham to win the Premier League this season but he insists his side have not given up hope of catching runaway leaders Chelsea.
Spurs currently sit second in the standings following three successive victories in the top flight, but they remain 10 points behind Chelsea, who look on course to claim a second league title in three seasons.
Things could change quickly, however, as after the international break Tottenham face four consecutive matches against teams in the bottom half of the standings, while Chelsea have to take on both Manchester clubs during the same period.
Belgium international Vertonghen believes the next few weeks will make or break his side’s title bid, although he insists they still face a difficult task even if they do manage to close the gap at the top.
“We’re trying to catch Chelsea, but it will be very hard,” he said.
“They look very strong at the moment and you have to be realistic. But it could be a good couple of weeks for us.”
Spurs have not claimed top-flight success since 1961, while their last major trophy of any note came when they won the League Cup in 2008, but despite their relative barren spell, Vertonghen is convinced things are going well for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
He added: “We’re in great form and doing well, so good times at the moment for Tottenham.”
The north Londoners are priced at 21.00 to overhaul Chelsea and claim top-flight glory this season, while they are available at 1.10 to secure a top-four finish for a second successive season.