Tottenham securing Champions League a 'massive achievement' - Pochettino

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'The first step is to be competitive and to reduce the gap with the top four, ' he said after Harry Kane's 28th Premier League goal of the season.

"If you analyse this all in context, I think it's an incredible season - to have the possibility, with two games left, to finish third, I think it's massively successful. Yes, it will be a fantastic stadium but we need to make it home and we need time".

Captain Jamaal Lascelles then forced a decent save out of Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, with his headed effort heading for the corner before the Frenchman's intervention.

The Magpies have been on a poor run of form recently, having been defeated in their last four games and have only scored once in those matches.

- After failing to score in his first four Premier League games at Wembley, Harry Kane has since netted 13 in his last 14 appearances.

Spurs capitalised on Chelsea's slip-up to ensure they will have Champions League football for a third consecutive campaign when they move into a new 62,000 capacity stadium next season. It will be another challenge, another massive challenge because it will be the same as it was to play at Wembley. Fifth-placed Chelsea are on 70 and hence, can not overtake the Lilywhites as they have just one game left in the season.

They are also certain to finish above London neighbours Arsenal and Chelsea, meaning they will be the leading club from the capital for the first time since 1995. But you need to build.

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The 27-year-old has been so impressive this season that he is now considered as genuine competition for Kyle Walker in the right-back position for England, but his injury last night could affect his dreams of representing his country in Russian Federation this summer. To create a winning mentality is to build step by step and then to be competitive with the big sides.

'It (Wembley) was so tough for the players and staff, maybe people did not realise.

Rafael Benitez felt his side were hard done by, drawing parallels with his view of Newcastle's 2-0 home defeat to Spurs in August 2017, but picked out midfielder Jonjo Shelvey as the visitors' stand-out player.

Spurs, who went above Liverpool into third place, will guarantee finishing behind the Manchester clubs if they beat Leicester at home in their final game on Sunday.

"Absolutely, 100% we deserved something", said Benitez. It is a pity.

"But two penalty decisions that for us were clear, but they were not given. It is not the first time that we are not clinical", lamented Conte, who ducked questions over his future. "Different types of players give you different options".

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