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Tottenham Hotspur can still finish second in Premier League - Moussa Sissoko

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko has said they can overhaul both Liverpool and Manchester United and finish as Premier League runners-up for the second season running.

Sissoko was a late substitute as Spurs beat Watford 2-0 at Wembley on Monday to go six points behind second-placed United with three games to play.

Mauricio Pochettino's side will leapfrog Liverpool if they win their game in hand, and Sissoko believes they can be the best of the rest behind Manchester City.

"We can hope for more," he told SFR Sport after goals from Harry Kane and Dele Alli had seen off Watford.

"There are three matches left -- we'll try to take the points and hope others slip up. Right now, second place is still possible. We'll see. We'll take it game by game. Our aim is to qualify for the Champions League.

"We might have won the [FA] cup, but we lost the semifinal. We were all very disappointed. But that's football, you learn from your mistakes. We have three finals left, three finals to win.

"We knew Chelsea's result, they had come back to within two points, so we had to win. We knew it wasn't going to be easy, but we were clinical at the right moments. We continue our progress towards qualifying for the Champions League."

Meanwhile, Pochettino hailed Kieran Trippier as one of the best English players in the Premier League after the right-back had a hand in both goals.

Trippier's cross was spilled by Watford goalkeeper Osteris Karnezis for Dele Alli's opener, while he crossed for Kane's second.

"I think our full-backs have been fantastic this season," Pochettino said. "If you see the stats of Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies or when we play with Danny Rose and Serge Aurier, I think we have great quality there.

"For me, Kieran is one of the best English players in the Premier League and he deserves a lot of credit. Assists, playing passes, crosses -- he is one of the best."

Dan is ESPN FC's Tottenham correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @Dan_KP.

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