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Tottenham securing Champions League a 'massive achievement' - Pochettino

10 May 2018

"To achieve the top four in that condition despite many things that happened during the season - if you're not strong - mentally and physically - and you don't show passion, it's hard to achieve what we have achieved today".

Spurs lost to West Brom at the weekend leaving them just two points ahead of Chelsea in fifth, with two games to play, another slip up and they could lose their Champions League spot.

Tottenham: Hugo Lloris 7, Kieran Trippier 7, Davinson Sanchez 7, Jan Vertonghen 6, Ben Davies 6, Son Heung-min 6, Victor Wanyama 6, Moussa Sissoko 5, Christian Eriksen 6, Dele Alli 5, Harry Kane 8.

And he accepted that silverware is the next challenge having established Tottenham as a regular in the top four.

The lead lasted just 13 minutes though as Marcos Alonso levelled when Cesar Azpilicueta's cross was drilled against the full-back and rebounded into the net.

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"We had so many chances and you must be good to take them".

The Blues dropped points at home to Huddersfield Town in their 7.45pm kick-off on the night as they could only draw 1-1 and so it set up a nervy last quarter of an hour for Tottenham to see if they could hold onto their win at Wembley. Not too many people recognise him but I think he was fantastic today.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez: "We did really well, 14 attempts against Tottenham at home, means that something we did was right. We have showed everybody that we are humble but we are ambitious".

38 games away from home is a huge effort.

The game also saw Kenedy make the final appearance of his loan from Chelsea.

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Toure was an inspirational figure in City's first two title wins of a free-spending era under Sheikh Mansour's ownership. "We are not in a club that won a lot in the past years".

"Thank you for being such a wonderful team-mate", City captain Vincent Kompany told Toure.

Strikes from Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho sealed victory after Leonardo Ulloa had cancelled out Danilo's opener.

Leicester City returned to winning ways with a 3-1 win over 10-man Arsenal at the King Power Stadium.

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.

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Tottenham securing Champions League a 'massive achievement' - Pochettino