Tottenham were flawless against Manchester United – Pochettino
“When you look at our points compared to last season and finishing unbeaten at home – we’re getting stronger”, Kane added.
Perhaps more significantly, White Hart Lane’s pristine playing surface has now been completely ripped up after Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane earned Spurs a 2-1 win over United – a fitting farewell to a stadium that has seen countless memorable matches down the years.
But local hero and lifelong fan Kane insists Spurs will not suffer the same problems that rivals West Ham have had at the London Stadium following their switch from Upton Park 12 months ago.
“The new pitch will overlap the old one”. It was the last Spurs match at the old stadium, a new stadium is being built on the site.
Defeat confirmed that United now can not finish in the top four and must instead hope for victory against Ajax in the Europa League final next week if they are to secure a Champions League berth for next season.
As the final whistle sounded to confirm Tottenham’s highest finish for 54 years, hundreds of fans invaded the pitch to celebrate a memorable finale. I never understood if it is a draw or if they put the data in the computer, but to finish the season with four matches away from home – Arsenal, Tottenham Man City – if we were fighting for the title, what a way to fight for the title.
That, of course, told only part of the story on a day when the acoustics inside White Hart Lane have rarely sounded so good.
“We’ve got to use this as motivation to get there”. The fans were fantastic, like all season, the energy and the atmosphere was great.
Mourinho has already lifted the League Cup. None of the last 37 million spectators who entered… In that time, Tottenham has spent about as much as it has recouped on transfers.
“It’s an unbelievable stadium and we just have to make sure we feel comfortable there”, midfielder Dele Alli said. “We have been unbeaten at home all season so there are a lot of things to be happy about”. “The facilities on the training ground, the facilities on the new training ground, it will be the team and the club in the last level in Europe”.
He will just be sad he never lit up the Lane like he would have wanted.
Club chairman, Daniel Levy, has been working on the project of a new stadium dating back a number of years and his plans are finally coming to fruition.
By the end there was even a rainbow arching over the top of the East Stand.
However, while the move may well be the future of the club, this afternoon was all about the past.