Pochettino on where this season ranks in his five years at Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham played out a 2-2 draw against Everton at the new 62,062 capacity seater stadium in what was the final Premier League game of the season.

The point was enough for Spurs to finish in the fourth place a point below Chelsea and a point above Arsenal. This has meant that Tottenham have now secured Champions League qualification for the fourth season running.

Despite this being their lowest league position in those four seasons, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has declared that this has been the club’s best season since he took over at the helm in 2014.

The 47-year-old insisted that his players were superheroes and that he was pleased with the character they showed over the course of the season.

Speaking during his post-match press conference, the Argentine told Football.London, “First I want to congratulate my players. The Premier League season is finished and now we have the Champions League final in Madrid.

“My players are superheroes, I am so proud of them. The way they have behaved so professionally and what they have achieved is unbelievable. Four top four finishes, four Champions League qualifications and the cherry on the cake will be the Champions League final.

“This group of players deserve so much credit. They have put so much unbelievable effort in. There have been many positives this season. The players and staff have shown so much character.

“We broke down all the doors when the circumstances were against us with the new stadium stuff. So to see their capacity to fight again makes me so proud.

“I think this is our best season in our five years. I am so happy, so pleased. What we have achieved this season – top four and final of the Champions League – it is difficult to assess now but in time the people will realise what we achieve.”

Now Pochettino will have three weeks to prepare his side for what will be the biggest game in both his and his players’ careers, and one of the biggest in the club’s history.

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It is important not to forget the circumstances surrounding the season. Spurs haven’t added a single player to their squad in the last two transfer windows and were competing against sides that invested a lot in the squad.

Additionally, due to the delay with the new stadium, the team had to spend almost another entire season at Wembley. Given these problems, finishing in the top 4 yet and qualifying for the finals of the Champions League is nothing short of a brilliant achievement by Pochettino and the team.

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