Pochettino: Win over Manchester United the "perfect" farewell to White Hart Lane
- Author: Julie Sanders May 23, 2017,
May 23, 2017, 13:18
The Blues clinched their fifth Premier League - and sixth overall - title on Friday night following a 1-0 win at West Brom, with closest challengers Spurs opening the door for them by losing to West Ham last week.
"It was a very emotional game and ceremony".
After 118 years, Spurs will leave the old ground for a brand new stadium in the same location, after a year of playing their home games at Wembley.
Pochettino says that these are the moments that will permanently stand out among his memories of the stadium.
When the final whistle blew at White Hart Lane this afternoon, it signified much more than the end of a game- this is the end of an era. Because all together we worked so hard together to achieve all that we have achieved this season.
A 2-1 victory over Manchester United was the ideal send-off on Sunday, especially as it ensured Tottenham signed out of the stadium as Premier League runners-up - the club's highest finish in 54 years.
"I'm fine with what we had in terms of individual performances, the two goals were bad goals that we conceded, but the team was not used to each other".
"This is our last time at the Lane and the day on which we shall bid our grand old home a fond farewell".
Kane added to Victor Wanyama's header to secure a victory that confirmed Spurs will finish in second place in the Premier League and ended United's hopes of a top-four finish.
The ceremony of the last match played at White Hart Lane threatened to overwhelm the football on the pitch, but Tottenham managed to pull of a typically calm and collective win.
Kane told Sky Sports: "What a way to finish".
"It is true that we will play in the new stadium and we will take the last step to win something. (I'd thought before the game that) to score the winning goal or something like that would be special, and for it to happen is just fantastic", he told Sky Sports News. "I'm not upset. We had to make that decision", said José Mourinho.
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.
After being pictured with baby daughter Ivy on the pitch at White Hart Lane on Sunday, he said: "It showed what kind of group we are".