DESPITE missing out on the Premier League title, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes the club can look forward to a “brilliant” future.
Spurs had to beat Chelsea on Monday to keep alive their hopes of securing a first league title since 1961, but they let slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Stamford Bridge, meaning Leicester were crowned champions for the first time in their history.
However, with two games left – at home to Southampton and away to Newcastle – Tottenham are on course to secure their highest finish to a Premier League season.
They are also three points ahead of bitter rivals Arsenal and one more victory would guarantee they finish as London’s top side.
Pochettino said: “We need to learn but I feel very proud of our players.
“One feeling is to be disappointed because we are not in the race, another is to be realistic. The season so far was fantastic.
“When you play a team like Chelsea anything can happen, with the emotion in football, but we need to feel proud. We are the youngest squad in the league.”
Pochettino is absolutely right. His Tottenham team have been a revelation this season and were it not for the remarkable exploits of Leicester, they would be the fairytale story.
But with a young and talented squad, and such an impressive manager, Spurs certainly have the potential to go on and be crowned champions of England in the next few seasons.
As star striker Harry Kane said: “This is not going to be a one-off. We are there to fight for the Premier League for many years to come.”
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