Kane strike clinches Tottenham's top-four finish

Kane strike clinches Tottenham's top-four finish

Harry Kane scored the only goal as Tottenham defeated Newcastle United at Wembley on Wednesday, with the 1-0 result making certain they'll return in the Champions League next year.

'We put them under pressure, a very good team, very good players and we deserved more'. But to finish in the top four and maybe top three, we have to be realistic and be thankful to the players for their achievement. We are not in a club that win a lot in last years.

"Now, [after] almost 38 games playing away from home in the Premier League, I think it's good to say thank you to all the staff.

You can say whatever you want, but Tottenham isn't at its home ground and I think the most exciting thing is that next season we will play Champions League in our new stadium".

Pochettino appreciates the players and staff will take some time to settle into their new surroundings.

The game was played in a nervy fashion, with both sides have a number of opportunities to open the scoring in the first half, however, the opener came five minutes after the restart.

"It was hard [against Newcastle] - it always is in the Premier League, there are no easy games as we've seen in the last few weeks - and the effort has been fantastic all season".

Newcastle had created the better openings in the first half with Jonjo Shelvey hitting the post from a free-kick and Jamaal Lascelles' header forcing a good save from Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

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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).

"The next thing is to win a trophy".

With the win, Spurs move above Liverpool into third with 74 points, while the Reds are two points behind.

A surprisingly much-changed Chelsea side from the one that beat Liverpool four days ago fell behind when Laurent Depoitre forced the ball home five minutes into the second-half.

And Pochettino knows how important it was to ensure there would be Champions League football in their new home next season.

Tottenham Hotspur secured Champions League football for next season by beating Newcastle, while Chelsea's top-four hopes got slimmer following a draw at Huddersfield, whose safety from relegation was confirmed.

'There were two decisions, two penalties that were clear but not given, but still we had enough chances to score.

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