'Please stay' - Tottenham fans react to Janssen WHL finale Twitter message
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 4:15
Tottenham Hotspur are playing their last ever home match at White Hart Lane after their 112 year stay at the stadium.
Tottenham got goals from Victor Wanyama (6′) and Harry Kane (48′), and it was enough to edge out the only scoring from United (Wayne Rooney in the 71′).
THERE was no time wasting at White Hart Lane yesterday as demolition crews set to work less than 24 hours after Tottenham played their last game there.
Asked for his abiding memory of the stadium, Pochettino said: "Now it will always be the last day".
There was not a dry eye in the house as stars from the past were paraded on the pitch in an emotional ceremony after the final whistle. "It's so hard to speak about it and to describe it. I think I am very lucky guy because to share the history of such a club in that special moment is so lucky to be here", Pochettino told a postmatch news conference. "I couldn't be happier". "I'm so happy for our fans and we're so proud of everyone".
"We've secured second spot, we've two games left and we can go out and enjoy it now".
"In the game we played well and got the three points and the ceremony with the legends, the people, the staff and my family".
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. Chelsea won the Premier League after a narrow 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Friday.
"I think the way we play a different style to West Ham", added Kane.
"Before moving, there's a season to manage at Wembley, which won't be straightforward, but Wembley is an important place in English football, and we'll do our best to get our bearings to continue this invincibility at home".
"It is great to achieve second position and it is fantastic for us".
Pochettino's side will play at Wembley next season before returning to their new 61,559-seater stadium, which is already taking shape beside the Lane.
This afternoon was Tottenham's 2,532nd match in all competitions at the ground, with 1,472 wins, 565 draws and 496 defeats from those games. Yet Kane is still confident that, after finishing third in the league last season and second this, they can go one better in 2018-19.