Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen (C) is mobbed by teammates after scoring the opening goal during their English Premier League clash with Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England on April 7, 2018.
The three points nearly guarantees Tottenham a top-four finish for this season, securing Champions League qualification for the third campaign in a row.
"Of course today was a tough game and we needed to rotate for different reasons. We fought a lot to get the three points".
"I couldn't ask any more than the way we played".
"Now we have to focus immediately and be ready again on Tuesday (for the second leg of the Champions League showdown with City)".
A goal in each half from Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez gave Newcastle United a precious 2-1 victory over Leicester City, a third win in a row that moves the Magpies into the top half of the league.
The two goal hero of the previous week's 3 - 1 win at Stamford Bridge rolled square to Eriksen who drilled into the corner.
A number of Spurs players have continued to build their reputations over the current campaign and Jenas thinks if Tottenham can keep hold of talents such as Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli they will have done well.
"Choupo-Moting is still missing and we have one or two other little issues too, but right now the biggest doubts are over Kurt and Mame.It's been a frustrating period", Lambert said. "You'd have thought we'd have won the game the way the support was". Pochettino was unnecessarily harsh on Alderweireld - business is business but on form he'd walk into any side in the Premier League.