Harry Kane expects Tottenham stars to stay

Lynette Rowe
May 20, 2017

TOTTENHAM said goodbye to White Hart Lane yesterday - with some of their legendary former players making it onto the pitch.

"Because of my respect for them (Tottenham), I didn't rest more people", said Mourinho, whose side visit Southampton on Wednesday.

"I'm proud of all my team-mates and just happy for all the staff and the fans".

West Ham delivered a massive blow in Spurs' hopes of winning a maiden Premier League title with a 1-0 win at the London Stadium last week, which set Chelsea on their way to the championship with back-to-back wins over Middlesbrough and West Brom. "I am not too anxious, I don't think the players are too anxious".

The 2-1 victory over Jose Mourinho's men was the last game to be played before the club move into the new 61,559-capacity arena next door.

Asked for his abiding memory of the stadium, Pochettino said: "Now it will always be the last day".

"At the same time I am excited about the new stadium because the soul and the smell of White Hart Lane will keep there".

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"We've got to believe", Kane said of the transition.

Harry Kane scored the winning goal in Tottenham's final match at White Hart Lane.

Kane told Sky Sports: "What a way to finish". "I'd been thinking all week about how it was going to go, I just wanted to make sure we won so badly". [I'd thought before the game that] to score the winning goal or something like that would be special, and for it to happen is just awesome.

Tottenham have been on an upward trajectory since Pochettino took charge, finishing fifth, third and now second.

Tottenham, who will be playing all their home games at Wembley next season, are next up against Leicester City on Thursday.

"When you move to another area it's so hard, but now we are changing nothing because the new stadium will be in the same place as White Hart Lane and that is fantastic".

"We've secured second spot with two games left and we can go out and enjoy it now". As the final whistle sounded to confirm their highest flight finish in 54 years, thousands of fans invaded the pitch to celebrate their home team's victory, as a result, the post-match ceremony featuring numerous club legends was delayed.

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