Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham are primed to 'attack' final stretch of the season

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Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham are ready to "attack" the final stretch of the season after bouncing back from last month's disappointing defeat to Liverpool.

Spurs occupy second place in the Premier League table ahead of today's trip to Burnley and are on course to secure a top-four finish for the second consecutive campaign.

But the battle for the Champions League places is set to go down to the wire - with Spurs just nine points ahead of sixth-placed Arsenal - and whoever falters during the run-in is likely to miss out.

The north Londoners also have an FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea on the horizon and Pochettino is adamant his players are ready for a final surge towards the finish line, having secured three victories on the bounce since losing at Anfield.

“It’s always difficult to keep the same level during the whole season, you will have ups and downs," he told Tottenham's official website.

"We must try to avoid those ups and downs, but that’s tough.

“We’re happy with how the team has reacted to the defeats against Liverpool and Gent.

"We’re in a position now to attack the last period of the Premier League and the semi-final of the FA Cup.

"[It's] very exciting for us and we must be focused on competing in our best way,” he added.

Spurs have an opportunity to solidify their place in the top four with victory at Turf Moor this afternoon.

Only three sides have taken maximum points from Sean Dyche's team in Lancashire this season and Pochettino is expecting a fiercely contested encounter.

“It will be a very tough game, Burnley are doing very well at home, they’ve had some unbelievable results there and for us, it’s a big, big challenge," the Argentine coach added.

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