Son Heung-min has warned Spurs are ready to hunt down Chelsea in the race for the top four.

The South Korean forward hit the second of his club’s two goals as Jose Mourinho’s side stunned Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.

It reduced what was an 11-point gap when Mourinho succeeded Mauricio Pochettino in November to just four.

Spurs now sit fifth, with Chelsea firmly in their sights ahead of a showdown at Stamford Bridge on February 22.

“We have over 10 games now,” said Son. “We have a lot of games to play but at the end of the season we will see what happens. We just try to be focused. We just try to get as many points as possible.”

Son scored the first of Tottenham’s two goals against Manchester City
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Tottenham, who host Southampton in their FA Cup fourth round replay tomorrow night, next play in the Premier League a week on Sunday when they go to Aston Villa.

Debutant Steven Bergwijn, signed for £25.4m last week from PSV Eindhoven, made himself an instant Spurs hero by scoring the first against City.

In midfield Giovani Lo Celso impressed once again to mark himself down as a potential upgrade now that Christian Eriksen has left for Inter Milan.

At left-back rookie Japhet Tanganga continued to shine and in goal Hugo Lloris pulled off a crucial second half save from Sergio Aguero to keep Spurs in the game.

England midfielder Dele Alli believes the north Londoners are now ready to build on that morale boosting win.

Alli and Spurs are bidding to chase Chelsea down in the race for fourth spot
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And he says Spurs intend to take the chance they’ve earned for themselves as they push for a return to the Champions League.

“If you look at the table we know it is getting closer,” he said. “We obviously know it is going to be difficult but we know where we should be as a team.

“We know we have let ourselves down at times and not got the right results but we just have to take each game and keep improving. Hopefully we will be up there at the end.

“Sunday is a massive result for us in terms of confidence. We have had a few games we were expecting to get the three points from and we haven’t and it is tough to bounce back. But Sunday was a great result.

”It is not an easy position, we know we have a lot of work to do but it gives us confidence going into the home stretch.”

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Sunday’s win was the third time Spurs have seen off Pep Guardiola’s men in the last four years and the second since the Spaniard dismissed them as ‘the Harry Kane team’ in 2017.

Kane is out until at least April with a hamstring injury but Son insists Spurs have options up front, even though they failed to land a striker in the transfer window.

“Lucas Moura can play striker,” he said. “I can play striker, but not as a No.9 striker. But Lucas is doing an amazing job with his position. All we can do is try to give our best in our position always and I think this is the most important thing.

“Lucas is doing an amazing job. He is running, he is trying to win the headers and we can’t compare with Harry because Harry is a proper No.9, but we have options.

“It is good to have some more options because Lucas is different to me and I’m different to Lucas.”

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