Mousa Dembele says Tottenham are determined to finish the season well now they’re over the shock of being involved in the title race.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are second in the Premier League table with just eight games to go in what is one of the most unpredictable top-flight campaigns ever.
Leicester are the surprise leaders and, while no-one would have predicted the Foxes to be leading the way at this stage, few would have expected Spurs to be in the title race either.
Tottenham are five points behind Leicester following their 1-0 success over Newcastle on Monday night and Dembele admits the Londoners are now determined to do all they can to come out on top overall now they have got used to fighting for the top prize.
“Yes, [we’re] surprised,” Dembele told the London Evening Standard. “We believe in ourselves but we surprised everyone and of course we are very happy about this.
“The ambitions change during the year, of course We’re up there, we play as a team and for us, this is what we deserve and we want to go further, of course.”