"If you analyse this all in context, I think it's an fantastic season - to have the possibility, with two games left, to finish third, I think it's massively successful".
The only question that comes to mind is, what now for the Spurs and their manager, Mauricio Pochettino?
Spurs booked a third successive year in Europe's elite club competition despite playing in their temporary home of Wembley and being outspent by their main rivals.
Spurs lost 2-1 to Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley last month.
There have been massive improvements, such as their Champions League run this year. "Even the Juventus game [in the Champions League's last 16], we didn't go through but we felt like we could have done on another day It's massive, we want to be playing Champions League football every year, especially for us, for Spurs, it is important we do that". The facility, scheduled to open in the summrt. "Another is what we are doing to create players, like in the case of Harry Kane, Dele Alli", he said.More news: Economy lost 1100 jobs in April, unemployment rate holds steady
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"The next thing is to win a trophy, but you need to build".
"Today [Wednesday] we were doing nearly everything well against a good team".
The 56-year-old Frenchman - who was sacked by Southampton at the end of the 2016/17 campaign despite reaching the League Cup final and finishing eighth in the table - says he did not come in to replace Craig Shakespeare last October just to save the club's place among the elite and then leave.
What now for Pochettino? In terms of capacity, the 62,062-seater venue means Tottenham's new White Hart Lane-based stadium can hold more than the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal.
Alderweireld has established himself as one of the game's top defenders at Tottenham following an £11.5million move from Atletico Madrid in 2015 - but he has been replaced in the first-team this season by record signing Davinson Sanchez.