We won't crumble this year!
Tottenham Hotspur manager, Andre Villas-Boas insists that his team ready for the final few games of the season.
"We're ready, the team are playing with confidence and they want to win every game - we need to treat every game as a cup final. The players know how much this means for the fans and they're making sure they can do it. Not just for themselves, but the fans too."
In previous seasons, Tottenham have often be labeled by their rivals as 'bottlers' due to their inability to finish the season strongly, often resulting in a fall in the final table placement.
In the 2011/12 season under former manager Harry Redknapp, Tottenham looked set to finally to finish in the top four and ultimately gain a place in the Champions League after their foray the previous season, where they were knocked out by Real Madrid in the Quarter final.
For the most part of the season, Tottenham had occupied third place and at one point look like challenging for the title. Towards the end of the season, with only 13 games left to be played, Tottenham crashed and collected just a mere 15 points from a total of 39 - winning 4, drawing 3 and losing 5. Some of those loses included a 5-2 demolition by Arsenal at the Emirates, a 2-1 loss to Norwich City and a 1-0 loss against relegation candidates QPR.
Tottenham's burn out ultimately cost them and while they finished the season in a respectable fourth place, Chelsea - who had finished the season in sixth - and by now were without current manager AVB - had reached the final of the Champions League. Of course - there can only be one outcome... Chelsea went on to win the Champions League (albeit undeservedly) resulting in Tottenham's demotion the Europa League.
A similar problem occurred again last season; during AVB's first season in charge. Tottenham were flying high at the top of the league and had picked up a record number of points. However, after collecting two points from nine ( a win would have secured the title ), they lost the title to Manchester United on goal difference.
Currently, Tottenham hold a nine point gap over their North London rivals, Arsenal, with only 7 games to go. However, their final run-in includes Premier League games against Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton. Will they hold out to win their first division title since 1960, or will they have to wait yet another year to get their hands on it?