Manager Slaven Bilic admitted: "If we had to take one game out of the season, for the fans, then it's Spurs at home".

Florentino PĂ©rez, the Real president, has reportedly shortlisted Spurs boss Pochettino, according to Italian daily Gazzetta World, as the Argentinian leads the North London club into a pivotal ten-match Premier League title run-in. They're provisionally only three points adrift of league leaders Leicester, and Mauricio Pochettino's side's superior goal difference means they'd leapfrog the Foxes with a victory. So how can we, as a manager and coaching team, keep the players as fresh as possible? So from the get-go we went out and attacked them.

Speaking about the special significance the match holds across England, the youngster added that this time around another angle will be added to it with both sides challenging for the league title. We are not approaching the remainder of the season thinking we're aiming to quality for the Champions League.

By the end of it we felt so horrific that the fact we had just lost out on the Champions League, on the last day of the season, to Arsenal, with West Ham in the next room having the biggest party ever, was nearly of secondary importance. "We expect another tough game against Arsenal and we need full energy to win the game".

Spurs began to look a little more like themselves in the second half, with Keiran Trippier sending a teasing ball into the box, but Erik Lamela could not hit the target with the resulting header.

Late layup lifts Celtics over Knicks 105-104
And since the Knicks are no longer playing good basketball, they can't hide the bad story lines that inevitably surround the team. Last night's contest came down to the final possession, as the Knicks had the ball, down one, with 16 seconds left to play.

But it remained a night of deep frustration for Pochettino's team, as Antonio turned a cross over the bar while Aaron Cresswell threatened with a volley on the odd occasion West Ham broke on their opponents. "From the first whistle we were on the front foot and dominating and on our front foot".

Bentaleb, who was a regular starter under Pochettino last season but has started only twice in the league this term, requested to play for the youth team after being left out of the squad against West Ham in midweek.

"It is great to see Dmitri Payet back fit and playing, you don't want to see players out injured". It was the winger's fifth goal in six games at Upton Park. "I feel proud of them as the effort was fantastic".

"I don't think you can really guess what points tally would be good enough for sixth place but it will be a lot lower than what we achieved two seasons ago".