Harry Kane: 'Scoring winning goal in White Hart Lane finale is special'
- Author: Julie Sanders May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 17:01
Talent is there along with confidence - and the White Hart Lane send-off gave the players a glimpse of the party that lies in wait if they win a trophy.
Their Champions League hopes went up in smoke last season after they lost 3-2 to West Ham United in the final game at Upton Park.
Spurs have twice come close to the Premier League title in the last two seasons, losing out to Leicester City last season and Chelsea this.
Mauricio Pochettino claims there was no better way to farewell White Hart Lane than Tottenham's 2-1 victory over Manchester United on Sunday night.
During the 118 years at White Hart Lane, Tottenham won 1101 games, drew 462 and lost 429, scoring 3981 goals and conceding 2325. "Of course there will be rumours over the summer but I'd be very surprised if most of us ain't still here next season".
"We finished obviously third last season, second this year - we've got to try and take that next step and try and finish first".
Kane and Dele Alli were among the home heroes mobbed by Tottenham fans who invaded the pitch on the final whistle, delaying the ceremony finale.
Defeat at Tottenham with a much-changed team ensured United will finish outside the top four just as it did under Louis van Gaal last season, with Champions League qualification now depending on beating Ajax in the Europa League final.
"It is true we are disappointed but second position is fantastic and being unbeaten at White Hart Lane in the last season here".
"I am not upset because we had to make that decision", he said. When people say we gamble, we didn't gamble, we didn't choose the Europa League - we had to do it.
An array of items will either be placed on display at the new stadium in "The Tottenham Experience", auctioned in aid of the Tottenham Tribute Trust, donated to local sports clubs and good causes or retained as personal keepsakes by former players. We have to hold on to that and use it as motivation, hopefully, to lift the title next year. When I have 14, 15 players I can't do it. "He did it for Celtic in that career-defining game against Barcelona in 2012, he did it in a remarkable man of the match display in the North London derby a couple of weeks ago and he did it again today".