Tottenham Hotspur Send White Hart Lane Off in Style (Videos, Photos)
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 8:54
Mauricio Pochettino says Sunday's 2-1 win against Manchester United at White Hart Lane will always be his lasting memory of the stadium, describing the afternoon as "perfect".
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′).
Kyle Walker posted an emotional Twitter message about White Hart Lane - and Tottenham fans have reacted by urging him to stay at the club.
"It was a very emotional game and emotional ceremony", he said. "It's hard to describe", said Pochettino. "I couldn't be happier".
"There were no injuries and one less match to play because in this moment the Premier League for us is just matches we didn't want to play".
With Chelsea having wrapped up the Premier League title by winning at West Bromwich Albion on Friday, Spurs' farewell to their home of 118 years will now be the central focus of Sunday's game.
"In the game we played well and got the three points and the ceremony with the legends, the people, the staff and my family".
The vast majority of it has centred around the fact that it is Spurs' last match at historic White Hart Lane.
"We are disappointed, but at the same time we need to move on", Pochettino told Sky Sports.
"I'm very, very happy with the performance of all the players".
Moreover, it was their last game at White Hart Lane, and what better way to pay homage to their spiritual home than beating the Red Devils in their last appearance there.
The astute summer signing produced his latest fine display in the final match at White Hart Lane.
A 12-week demolition process will begin straight away as Spurs get set to move to Wembley next season while their new 61,559-seater stadium is completed on the same extended site as the current ground.
"I'd been thinking all week about how it was going to go, I just wanted to make sure we won so badly".
While Tottenham rejoiced, it was a sobering day for United who are now likely to finish sixth in Jose Mourinho's first season in charge - a place below where they finished under Louis van Gaal last season. "It's disappointing to lose out on the title again, but we are getting better", he said.