Pochettino hails top-four finish as 'massive achievement'

Fourth-placed Spurs sit two points above Chelsea with two Premier League games remaining

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

Newcastle substitute Jacob Murphy then had the visitors best chance of the night, but blasted high and wide to a palpable sense of relief.

Dwight Gayle also put a header over the bar.

But Kane proved to be their talisman once more as his 39th goal of the season just after half-time was enough to move Spurs above Liverpool into third.

"We knew about Chelsea (drawing) - Toni (Jimenez, goalkeeping coach) was telling me".

"We did really well".

"We had 14 attempts against Tottenham at home and two penalties not given".

"Today I am thinking to try to enjoy what we achieve". You could see both.

Kane's clinical finish showed a top-class striker is the biggest difference between the two sides and will only add to Benitez's claims pre-match that the club need to break their transfer record to sign one in the summer. We are not at a club that wins a lot in the last [few] years.

"Massive congratulations and thank you to all the staff because they have been fantastic and have worked so hard for almost 38 games away from home".

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"It's not easy to carry on with five games to play".

A Christian Eriksen free-kick unconvincingly parried to safety by Martin Dubravka was Spurs' only threat early on as a Newcastle side that has now lost their past four games since mathematically securing survival posed the greater threat.

"We're delighted to finish it off tonight with Champions League football".

Pochettino described Trippier last week as "one of the best English players in the Premier League", saying "assists, playing passes, crosses - he is one of the best".

Harry Kane scored the game's only goal after 50 minutes as the north London outfit moved up to third spot with one game remaining.

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It is a massive achievement to qualify again. "I want to congratulate the players first of all and then I want to congratulate the staff that make it possible". It's a massive effort.

"Now, [after] almost 38 games playing away from home in the Premier League, I think it's good to say thank you to all the staff".

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is concerned about Kieran Trippier's fitness but is hopeful that the defender will be fit and available for World Cup after sustaining a knee injury in Wednesday's Premier League win over Newcastle United.

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