Tottenham can beat anyone in battle for the title - Toby Alderweireld

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld says he believes his team are capable of beating anyone as they chase a first league title since 1961.

The Londoners are second in the Premier League table, five points adrift of leaders Leicester, and Alderweireld said he is not daunted by their run of remaining fixtures, which includes games against Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea.

The Belgium international, who has been in outstanding form this season, told Sky Sports: "We are confident.We can beat any team if we keep working hard and at the same level we have been.

"That's not arrogance -- it's confidence, and that's the way we have to play.

"We just have to focus game by game. It's a cliche, but it's the way we have to play. We have seven finals left, so let's start at Liverpool."

Alderweireld, 27, moved to White Hart Lane from Atletico Madrid in the summer, and said he was delighted with his decision to join the club.

"I'm really happy, so I'm just trying to keep my level until the end of the season," he added.

"Am I the best defender in the league? It's their [other people's] right to say that, but I don't feel that way. I'm just trying to help the team and do my best.

"I don't like to talk about myself -- other people are paid to do that. I try to do my best on the pitch."