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Mauricio Pochettino's men have an incredibly difficult finale .

Tottenham handed tricky end to 2016/2017 season

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Nobody at Tottenham is quite sure whether to talk about the title next season. 

This most recent campaign, they were the only team to push Leicester City close, but  the jury is out on whether that was an aberration. 

Mauricio Pochettino's young side are undoubtedly growing, and hopes are high for 2016/2017. 

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Nightmare finale

However, if Spurs fans had had their fingers crossed for some easy fixtures to end the season, those hopes have been dashed. 

They might end the season with a fairly innocuous trip to newly-promoted Hull City, but in the four games prior to that, they will face Leicester City, Arsenal, West Ham, and Manchester United. 

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Pretty horrendous. Then again, this season, Spurs ended with West Brom, Chelsea, Southampton, and Newcastle, and still managed to get just two points from their final run, so maybe it doesn't make any difference. 

The good news is that United will be their final home game, so White Hart Lane will be given a fitting send-off. 

Tough test

Realistically, though, Spurs need to ensure they have picked up most of their points by the end of April, as the final month represents a very tough test indeed. 

That is not to say that the Lilywhites aren't capable of overcoming it. In 2009/2010, they were written off by many as they pursued fourth place, with Arsenal and Chelsea among their final games. 

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They won both those games and achieved their aims, but if they are going to mount another title challenge this coming season, it's going to be tough. 

If Manchester United, Chelsea, and Manchester City are back to their best, then it's going to be difficult for anyone else.

Only time will tell, however, how much Spurs have come on, so there's no need to discount them just yet. 

Can Spurs win the title next season? Have your say in the comments. 

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