Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham's next step is to win a trophy

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham's next step is to win a trophy

They have played this season at Wembley Stadium.

It was his 28th Premier League goal of the season and it eased the considerable tension inside Wembley.

Tottenham secured Champions League qualification for the third successive season after beating Newcastle United courtesy of striker Harry Kane's second-half clincher at Wembley.

"To achieve the top four is a massive achievement", he said.

Spurs have won their past 18 home Premier League games against promoted sides since a 2-1 defeat to Norwich City in April 2012. "It's a massive congratulations and a massive thank you to the staff too".

Pochettino picked out Moussa Sissoko as one of Tottenham's key players in a match where the France worldwide was called upon to show his defensive qualities as often as his creative ones.

Newcastle, with nothing left to play for, were anywhere but on the beach and Lloris was called into action soon after when he made a flying save from Jamaal Lascelles' header while Dwight Gayle was guilty of putting a free header over the crossbar. "For me one of the best today was Moussa Sissoko". "Maybe from the outside no one expected us to be in the top four again this season".

"The first step is always to be competitive, to reduce the gap to the top four".

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They are also certain to finish above London neighbours Arsenal and Chelsea, meaning they will be the leading club from the capital for the first time since 1995.

"Then next is to win a trophy".

Benitez said: "I'm really pleased, because it's not easy when you are safe with five games to go, for a team like us, with a squad like ours when everyone's talking about "oh, they are one of the first candidates to go down".

The 27-year-old has been so impressive this season that he is now considered as genuine competition for Kyle Walker in the right-back position for England, but his injury last night could affect his dreams of representing his country in Russian Federation this summer.

'To create a winning mentality is a step-by-step process and then we have to challenge the big sides.

Spurs already knew they would end another season without a trophy but they have at least ensured a third consecutive Champions League campaign for next season. It was hard to play here every week and move from White Hart Lane to Wembley.

"Yes, it'll be a wonderful stadium but you will need to make the new arena your house, such as [it] was with Wembley". You will need time, to let that happen, sure we in this club now, and these players and staff have the experience to build and create in a new building, to feel like home.

Dan is ESPN FC's Tottenham correspondent.

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