Jose Mourinho reacts to Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Manchester United
- Author: Julie Sanders May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 6:13
Tottenham Hotspur signed off 118 years at their soon-to-be-demolished White Hart Lane stadium with a 2-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday that ensured they will finish as Premier League runners-up.
Mauricio Pochettino hailed Tottenham's victory against Manchester United as the flawless send-off to the old White Hart Lane as they confirmed their highest league finish since 1963.
United were largely outplayed by Tottenham on Sunday and flattered by the 2-1 scoreline as Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane put the hosts in control before Wayne Rooney set up a nervy finish.
"To be unbeaten at White Hart Lane in the last season here is something to be happy with", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.
Pochettino, who expressed his disappointment after failing to win the title, admitted that he is delighted with his side's achievement this 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".
The win over United guaranteed Tottenham will finish second in the top flight for the first time since 1963.
Pochettino believes that finishing second and the new stadium coming will give them the platform to push on even further. he said: "We believe that when the new stadium opens it's doors it will help the cub to achieve the last level".
I made my Spurs debut there in August 1985 against Watford and scored twice in a 4-0 win - they were both headers, and I think that was the last time I headed the ball. The preparation of the game, the game, we played well and we got the three points. "I don't know other clubs and what is important for them".
"We've got to believe", Kane said of the transition.
"We're growing and getting better", Kane said.
White Hart Lane was a special venue for all Spurs fans which was depicted with the outcry of emotion all throughout yesterday's swan song.
Mace, the main contractor, now takes on full responsibility for White Hart Lane and will commence the 12-week deconstruction of the stadium, starting with the demolition of the North Stand before moving towards the South, also including the demolition of the Spurs Megastore.