Tottenham claimed a point from their trip to Selhurst Park, finishing above Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League points table.
Tottenham fans must have enjoyed their final fixture of the never-ending season. Harry Kane gave Tottenham the lead in the 13th minute. Jeffrey Schlupp would equalize for Roy Hodgson’s side.
It would remain 1-1 as Spurs became conservative in the final half-hour. With Chelsea defeating Wolves, Spurs ensured Europa League participation for the next season.
A great improvement on their 14th place standing when Jose Mourinho took over.
The Special One was not pleased with Tottenham’s performance and did not shy away from voicing his frustrations.
He admitted that the Europa League was not the perfect result but after a season of difficulties they could not ask for more.
“The game was hard. We didn’t play well at all but I understand to play a season in one last game is never easy,” the former Chelsea manager said in the post-match press conference.
“Always bring an extra pressure that of course didn’t help us as we didn’t play well at all, but we have the credit to put ourselves in this situation. I think the players deserve.”
“Of course everybody that one day plays Champions League doesn’t want to go back and play Europa League but was the only thing possible after such a difficult season for the club, for the players and in my case also for myself.”
“But arriving 14th and handling things is not bad at all. I am quite happy next season we play in Europa League and it’s just a question to motivate ourselves for that competition and try to motivate the fans to support us and try to do something beautiful.”