Published: Tue, May 16, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

'Tottenham were perfect against Manchester United' - Pochettino hails White Hart Lane send-off

United were largely outplayed by Tottenham on Sunday and flattered by the 2-1 scoreline as Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane put the hosts in control before Wayne Rooney set up a nervy finish.

"What a way to finish", Kane said.

However, as the ceremony drew to a close, the rain eased up, making way for a rainbow, which arched its way across the East Stand.

More recent cult heroes David Ginola, Robbie Keane and Ledley King were also welcomed back, as were Teddy Sheringham and Dimitar Berbatov who also enjoyed spells with United. Gascoigne chose not to attend for health reasons. "For me it was a very exciting day because I think it was ideal".

"I am happy with the situation today".

Pochettino said: "It's fantastic to get the three points, we're second in the table and that's a big achievement for the Club and this group of players".

Sunday was the 2,533rd and final match at White Hart Lane.

Liverpool are on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League after Philippe Coutinho inspired a 4-0 rout of West Ham, while Tottenham said a fitting farewell to White Hart Lane with a 2-1 win against Manchester United yesterday.

With this victory, Tottenham claim their club record 14th successive home win and remaining unbeaten at their North London stadium throughout the season.

Spurs play their final game of the season away at Hull at the weekend and will play their home games at Wembley for the 2017/18 season.

The next step is for the bulldozers to demolish the vacated stadium to make way for the new one. Our new home will slowly embrace and engulf the old one.

After the match, cheering supporters took the field to celebrate the squad's last victory at White Hart Lane, which has been the team's home ground for 118 years.

Spurs plan to have their new stadium, built on the same site, ready for the 2018-19 campaign and will play their home matches at Wembley next season.

As for Manchester United, Mourinho and his players have no chance of finishing in the top four now and have to defeat Ajax in the finals of the Europa League to qualify of the Champions League next season.

That meant that Jurgen Klopp's men are assured to finish above the Gunners if they beat alreadyrelegated Middlesbrough on the final day of the season.

"Only now say to our fans we will try next season to give our best and fight again to win the league". Because all together we worked so hard together to achieve all that we have achieved this season. "The manager is very good at keeping us focused on training and matches".

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