Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Tottenham's White Hart Lane demolition picks up pace

United went 14 games without defeat at the Lane before last season's 3-0 loss, but gone are the days when their former manager Alex Ferguson could dismiss Spurs' threat with a disdainful: "Lads, it's Tottenham". That's progression from last season and we have to keep it going now.

Four points off the top four, Mourinho has abandoned hope of qualifying for the Champions League via the league and is likely to rest players after Thursday's Europa League semi-final success against Celta Vigo. It's emotional now, I'm sure when we all get home it will start to sink in a little.

Spurs said farewell to their home of the last 118 years in fine style on Sunday, claiming a 2-1 victory over Manchester United to guarantee second place in the Premier League - their highest league finish since 1963. "Because with the training ground, the new facilities and the new stadium will put the team and the club in the last level in Europe".

"We have so many good memories and to finish second in the Premier League is a great achievement".

The England striker was mobbed by fans at the final whistle before returning to the pitch with his family for the ceremony and tradition end-of-season lap of honour.

Vincent Janssen posted an image of himself on the White Hart Lane pitch after the final game at the stadium - and Tottenham fans took to Twitter to share their faith that he will make a big impact next season.

"Yes it is sad to see White Hart Lane go". We have to hold on to that and use it as motivation, hopefully, to lift the title next year.

"Of course there's going to be transfer rumours over the summer, but I think I'd be very surprised if most of us are not still here next season".

"We have a very bright future, with a team and squad who are hungry to learn, win and get better".

"We have a special bond at Tottenham that you don't always get elsewhere. He did it for Celtic in that career-defining game against Barcelona in 2012, he did it in a remarkable man of the match display in the North London derby a couple of weeks ago and he did it again today". When I have 14, 15 players, I can't do it.

"We're just excited to take the next step, take the next challenge and that is going to be even more hard next year".

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