Pochettino vows to celebrate Spurs success

May 13, 2018, 14:02
Pochettino vows to celebrate Spurs success

Tottenham say farewell to their temporary home at Wembley with a final day fixture at to Leicester City on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino singled out Kenyan worldwide Victor Wanyama and his midfield partner Moussa Sissoko for praise after Spurs booked a place in the Uefa Champions League next season.

"Maybe people didn't realise that it was so tough for the players, so tough for the staff and the fans", Pochettino said.

"For the club it is a massive thing, to move to the new stadium and play in the Champions League, it will be another massive challenge", the boss added.

Wembley has not proved a problem for Spurs this season.

"As I said before, it's been like 37 games away from home". We can not feel the same as we did at White Hart Lane or (how we will) in our new stadium.

Serge Aurier (hamstring) and Mousa Dembele (ankle) are being assessed to determine their availability ahead of Sunday's match.

Leicester are still without Ben Chilwell, Robert Huth, Daniel Amartey, Vicente Iborra, Wilfred Ndidi, Matty James and Shinji Okazaki.

Adrien Silva and Fousseni Diabate are available for selection.

However, Tottenham have won their last 17 Premier League home games against promoted sides since a 2-1 defeat by Norwich City in April 2012.

Tottenham's only win in the last five Premier League meetings was by 6-1 in May 2017.

Ayoze Perez has four goals in his last six Premier League appearances, as many as in his previous 48 top-flight matches.

Although Spurs finished second in the Premier League last term, Kane thinks that managing to claim a spot in the top four makes this season a more successful one, predominantly because they have had to contend with leaving White Hart Lane and playing "away from home" all year.

Harry Kane has come up with a superb goal at a crucial time for both club and country. It was hard to play here every week and move from White Hart Lane to Wembley. I think we're in a position, a club like Tottenham, where we maybe can not spend money like a few clubs.

Another Champions League campaign beckons next season as a new chapter in their history begins in their fantastic new stadium.

'I am going to celebrate with my people. It's unreal. I can't see anything other than a Tottenham win, though.