Kane On Target As Tottenham Qualify For Champions League

Now with only a home game against Chelsea left this season, Benitez praised both his players and the fans after Newcastle avoided relegation upon their return to the Premier League, which could even end in a top half finish should results go their way.

"I was shocked that we had the lead! I'm sure we in the club, and these players and staff, have the expertise to construct and create [something] in a new building, to make it feel like home".

"If you analyse this all in context, I think it's an fantastic season - to have the possibility, with two games left, to finish third, I think it's massively successful".

Spurs now control their destiny and head into Sundays final Premier League fixture against Leicester sitting third in the table with Champions League qualification safe and sealed.

The hosts had a slow start to the game but Eriksen nearly gave them the spark they needed with a great free-kick that nearly found the inside of the far post from the right-hand side, but Dubravka got across well to deny him.

"We can be proud of our season", goalkeeper Lloris said.

Pochettino's team did it and the Argentinean highlighted the display of the much maligned France worldwide in his post-match press conference.

Pochettino, who takes his side to their new stadium with Champions League football under their belt next season, said Spurs have played 37 away games this season and this has made finishing in the top four more satisfying.

"It will be another challenge, another very big challenge because it'll be exactly the same as it was to play at Wembley". The magnitude of the game for Pochettino's men was starting to show; you could hear the tension and anxiety around the Wembley Stadium.

"It's never easy when you have the pressure to win and play against a team that is free to run and make mistakes and play so deep, like Newcastle".

Son Heung-Min has been directly involved in more home goals in all competitions for Spurs this season than any other player (14 goals, 9 assists). "We deserved something", Benitez told Sky Sports. Because we were together, working as a team.

Despite these disappointments - and a 1-0 defeat to West Brom on Saturday - the Tottenham manager remains positive and wants his side to keep getting better.

  • Julie Sanders