Video - Spurs boss Pochettino accepts title dream has faded
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted it was "difficult for his side to carry on" as their push for the Premier League title all-but ended with a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane.
Leicester will be crowned as champions with a win against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday after Craig Dawson's header denied Spurs the win they needed to stay in touch with the runaway leaders.
Tottenham's surprise slip-up at White Hart Lane means Leicester are seven points clear with three games remaining and the Foxes' fairytale will be complete if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino's men looked on course for another comfortable victory when Dawson bundled in a first-half own-goal but the defender redeemed himself, heading home with 18 minutes left to leave Tottenham's title hopes hanging by a thread.
Spurs are now seven points behind Leicester with just three games left to play and the title race could be over by the time they play their next game against Chelsea on Monday night.
"We still need to believe. Seven points is difficult but we still need to fight in the next three games," said a deflated Pochettino.
"We were unlucky in the first half and created a lot of chances but this always happens in football.
"We allowed them to believe and we conceded a goal, but I am very proud because it was a big effort.
"We felt comfortable on the pitch and created chances, but we lost control of game and allowed them to create chances. But I think we deserved the three points.
"Mathematically it is still possible. I have nothing to complain about and we need to be strong in our mind and prepare for the next game. It is difficult but we need to foight for the points. We are Not going to give up.
"We understand it was a game we must win. I must now lift the players for the game against Chelsea on Monday."