Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 2-0 yesterday in the first Premier League game to be held at the new stadium. The result meant that Spurs move back to the third spot in the table.
The three points were crucial for Spurs’ chances of qualifying for next seasons Champions League with the Lilywhites finding themselves in a tussle with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United for the two remaining Champions League spots.
Tottenham arguably have the easiest fixture run-in among the four with 4 of their 6 games remaining being home fixtures.
Spurs will play all of their remaining home games at the new stadium which will be a further boost considering the atmosphere generated at the venue against Palace last night
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is confident that the stadium will act as the catalyst for the players to improve their form and finish the season in the top four.
Speaking during the post-match press conference after the game against Palace, the Argentine told Football.London, “Of course. I told you I am so confident that we will finish in the top four. There’s no doubt. I believe in my players. I trust in them, because we deserve it.
“We worked against a lot of circumstances and I think this group of players and staff, and of course everyone in this club deserves to be in the Champions League next season because we’ve worked so hard to deliver that moment.
“We are here now and of course it’s true there’s a lot of work to do and we’re competing with big clubs that invest a lot of money during a massive period.
“Of course we are competing with different tools but we have the belief and today we have our new home and our fans were amazing. It’s going to be an important part of the success of the team at the end of the season.”
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