Tottenham beats Newcastle 1-0, secures Champions League spot

Real Madrid are monitoring Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino while Chelsea are also admirers

Real Madrid are monitoring Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino while Chelsea are also admirers

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has no doubt that the club are moving in the right direction and are only going to improve once they move into their new stadium next season.

Wednesday's win means Spurs will finish third as long as they match Liverpool's result on Sunday, with the Reds - still under pressure from Chelsea - facing Brighton and Hove Albion and Pochettino's men hosting Leicester City.

"I think we enjoyed it a lot", he told his press conference to preview Sunday's clash with Leicester. "And this season, despite playing at Wembley and many things from the beginning, still (for) some the situation is that, 'Oh yes, but the team needs to win some titles". We could turn that feeling and all the negativity into a positive.

However, forward Kelechi Iheanacho says he is excited by the prospect of playing at Wembley, with quotes that go some way to illustrating the additional fillip that many of Tottenham's opponents have had this season.

'Clubs like Crystal Palace or different clubs like Southampton; always it was a massive party at the end of the season.

"I think the desire we showed to defend our box and put pressure on them was really good, and hopefully we can continue that into the last game of the season, because we want to win it".

"We have talked so many times about the new stadium, it's going to be a new era for Spurs and they need to play in the best competitions around, so qualifying for the Champions League is a priority".

"I think Juan Foyth deserves to play and he is doing fantastic, and I will repeat that, so maybe, I am thinking, maybe it is not insane to see a player like him or Kyle Walker-Peters in the starting XI".

After suffering an FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United and exiting this season's Champions League at the hands of Juventus in the last 16, Tottenham's fans have endured a 10th consecutive year without winning a major trophy. I think we're in a position, a club like Tottenham, where we maybe can not spend money like a few clubs. "Another is what we are doing, to create players, like in the case of Harry Kane, Dele Alli", he said.

"We were trying to improve and we wanted to provide exciting moments for the fans watching the team play". That is my focus until now.

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