The Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has vowed after their 2-2 draw at the Stamford Bridge against Chelsea that his team will come back stronger next season after their title chase finally ends as Leicester City have mathematically won the league.
Tottenham were leading 2-0 away at the Stamford Bridge, but then Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard pulled it back for the Blues, which earned Leicester City they are first ever Premier League title.
Despite losing the title after getting so close to The Foxes, the Argentine boss was full of praise for the Foxes, and his side who pushed them all the way in a remarkable season, reports The Sun.
Pochettino explained: “First of all I congratulate Leicester and Claudio Ranieri and his players and supporters. I’m disappointed because I thought we fought hard to be in the race.
“At 2-0 up in the first half, in the second half we have to counter and score the third but this happens [in football]. When we conceded the first goal anything can happen.
“I’m very disappointed but at the same time very proud of my players.
“It was a derby and we were fighting for the title and Chelsea were fighting.
“It makes us feel proud how Chelsea showed big respect to us and this is the way we want to carry on next season.
“We respect them, we have full respect for them.
As the clock ticked on towards the 90th minute, the game turned into a savage affair, as the young Spurs side picked up a total of nine yellow cards, there could have been many more, but Mark Clattenburg did the sensible thing and kept the red card in his pocket, as things could get even worse.
“It’s football, we are men, they are men, we need to show we are strong.
“It was a good lesson for us, we are the youngest squad in the league, we feel very proud and our supporters need to feel proud too, we have massive potential for the future.
“We are disappointed because of the title but we need to be realistic and congratulate our players.
“Next season we need to be stronger than this season and try to be in the race.” – said the Argentine boss.