By Aramide Oladipo
Former Tottenham captain Ledley King has praised the influence of manager Mauricio Pochettino and striker Harry Kane.
Spurs secured a top-two finish for the first time in the Premier League era following their 2-1 victory over Manchester United in the last ever game to be played at White Hart Lane.
Harry Kane scored Tottenham’s second goal and he will now go down in history as the last Spurs player to score at their famous ground.
It was the 49th goal that the 23-year-old had scored at White Hart Lane and it was his 28th goal of the season in all competitions.
Mauricio Pochettino has now become the first Tottenham manager in Premier League history to secure a top-three finish for the second season in a row.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Ledley King revealed that he believes that both men have played a massive role in Tottenham’s recent progression and he claims that silverware is just around the corner.
“It is vital for that connection to be maintained. After I retired, the club lost a bit of that identity,” he said.
“Then, when Harry Kane broke into the team, the fans were able to get behind a local lad again.
“It’s a credit to [manager] Mauricio Pochettino, who has really encouraged the players to develop their craft.
“If they progress, they will get their chance.”
King was just one of the many former players to take the field on the weekend to say a final goodbye to White Hart Lane.
The former England international enjoyed a wonderful career playing for Tottenham as he made 268 Premier League appearances, scoring 10 goals and contributing to 23 clean sheets.
In other Tottenham news, Gary Neville discusses how Mauricio Pochettino has transformed Tottenham.