Mauricio Pochettino hails Spurs’ evolution


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Mauricio Pochettino feels Tottenham have demonstrated how much they have improved since he took charge by finishing as the top club in London for the first time in over 20 years.

Spurs are guaranteed to finish ahead of city rivals Chelsea and Arsenal following Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Newcastle after Harry Kane scored the game’s only goal.

That result ensured Tottenham will be competing in the Champions League next season, but Pochettino feels the fact they will finish as the top London club for the first time since 1995 is also hugely significant.

The Argentine manager is yet to claim a trophy since taking charge of Spurs in 2014 although he is convinced they are not too far away from securing some silverware.

“The first step is always to be competitive, reduce the gap with the top four, that was the challenge four years ago,” he said.

“Now after 23 years in the Premier League, Tottenham are above all the London clubs.

“The next thing is to win a trophy. But you need to build. We are not in a club that wins a lot in last years.

To create a winning mentality is to build step by step and then to be competitive with the big sides.”

Spurs come up against Leicester on the final day of the season at Wembley and are 2.60 to win and both teams to score. Kane is 6.50 to net a hat-trick.

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