By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes
Daniel Levy has described Tottenham’s football this season as “simply sublime” in a glowing assessment of the team’s performances.
The long-standing Spurs chairman paid tribute to Mauricio Pochettino and the players for a campaign that could end in the club’s highest league finish since 1963.
Tottenham’s title challenge came to an end on Monday night when they drew 2-2 against Chelsea, a result that saw Leicester crowned as champions for the first time in the club’s 138-year history.
But Spurs will clinch second place if they win one of their two remaining matches of the season. They host Southampton at White Hart Lane on Sunday and travel to Newcastle for their final match of the campaign.
In his traditional end-of-season chairman’s message to be published in Sunday’s matchday programme, Levy delivered an upbeat assessment of Spurs performances and singled out the quality of the football as a key feature of an impressive campaign.
“At times our football has been simply sublime,” Levy said, as quoted on the Tottenham website. “We start today’s match knowing that a Champions League place is ours to take.
“Second place would secure our highest league finish since 1963 and mark the culmination of a truly remarkable season. This has been a season when our team has taken to the pitch and reminded us all why we love this game and why we love our club.
“Our congratulations go to Leicester City on winning the title. A wonderful achievement and a reminder why the Premier League is the most watched league in the world. It was a thrilling and passionate competition.”
Levy also spoke warmly of the achievements of Pochettino, who has verbally agreed a new five-year contract that will make him the best-paid manager in Spurs’ history.
The chairman, who has a history of firing managers who did not meet his expectations, made it clear that the Argentine has overachieved in his second campaign at the helm.
“A second season under Mauricio and his coaching staff has seen the team achieve far more than we had anticipated,” added Levy on the Spurs website. “This was a season that saw us go a club record 14 Premier League games unbeaten and challenge for the title right up until this week. With a blend of youth and experience we have seen a squad built for the future.
“A standout feature of this season has been the unity between players and you, our supporters. The players and coaches will take to the pitch after the match today to thank you and applaud you for the immense support you have given them. I shall be proudly applauding you all.
“I firmly believe that this was a season when so much has come together.”
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