By Will Butcher
Jurgen Klinsmann described Tottenham’s north London derby win over Arsenal at White Hart Lane on Twitter as a “special day” after watching his old side from the stands.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men earned a 2-0 victory against the Gunners, as they confirmed that they would finish higher than Arsene Wenger’s side for the first time since 1994-95.
Former Spurs star Klinsmann, who played for Tottenham during that 1994-95 season before returning in 1997-98, was a special guest of the club on Sunday and was given a round of applause prior to kick off.
Posting on his personal Twitter account after the match, the former Bayern Munich and USA manager was wowed by the “fantastic game and atmosphere” as Spurs strolled past Arsenal.
— Jürgen Klinsmann (@J_Klinsmann) May 1, 2017
Goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane earned Spurs their 23rd Premier League win of the season, as they keep the pressure on league leaders Chelsea.
The result sees Arsenal’s chances of achieving a place in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League plunge into serious doubt, as they remain in a lowly sixth place.
Spurs now sit four points behind Antonio Conte’s side, after the Blues smashed Everton 3-0 away from home at Goodison Park.
Pochettino will be hoping his side can continue their impressive nine-game winning streak against West Ham on Friday night, as they travel across London to face the Hammers.
Klinsmann scored 30 goals in 50 league and cup fixtures during 1994-95, before returning on loan from Sampdoria in 1997-98 to score nine in 18 games and is thought of highly at Spurs.
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