Mousa Dembele tried to put on a brave face after the disappointment of just missing out on the top four.
And the Belgian international insisted: “Next season, we have to be better again.”
The midfielder came off the bench to help us press for a winner against Sunderland at the Lane on Sunday, a 1-0 victory delivered via Gareth Bale’s cracker in the last minute.
That took us to a record points tally in the Premier League of 72 but Arsenal grabbed fourth spot after beating Newcastle at St James Park.
“We deserved the win and the only thing we could do was to keep believing and not think too much about the other game, just win our game,” said Mousa. “We did that, but it wasn’t enough.
“Okay, we’re disappointed we’re not going to play in the Champions League, everyone knows we have the quality, but we have to be positive and that points record is something to be positive about.
“I’m also positive about my first season at Spurs and next season, we have to be better again.”