Tottenham Coach Jose Mourinho has blamed former coach Mauricio Pochettino for his poor start at Spurs and missing out on Champions League football, MySportDab reports.
A late winner from Toby Alderweireld secured the win for Tottenham after Heung-Min Son equalised in the first half to make it 1-1.
If Manchester United defeat Southampton at Old Trafford today, they will go nine points clear of Tottenham with just three Match days to go.
However, Mourinho has pointed out that if the season started with him in charge, Tottenham would still be in the race for the top four.
“If the league started in the moment I was appointed, even despite the problems we had so far I think we would still be in the top four spots,” Mourinho said.
“I don’t want to be selfish. Nor am I looking at it just as a fan that is happy to be above Arsenal.
“I have to be far more ambitious than that.
“I would love us to qualify for the Europa League. In my managerial career, I have played the Europa League twice and won it twice.
“It won’t be hard to play it again and win it a third time.”
Tottenham are now eight on the Premier League table.