Glenn Hoddle and Martin Chivers were just a couple of names that were honoured by the club before they move to their new ground at the start of the 2018/19 season.
After 118 years at the old place, it promises to be emotional and Pochettino said that he would struggle to hold back the tears. On the pitch we have a team to be proud of that has made great progress again this season.
"When people say we gambled by going to Europa League, we didn't gamble".
Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth at White Hart Lane in London.
Earlier, supporters had arrived to white commemorative T-shirts and flags hanging from their seats while the team wore special edition matchday shirts, emblazoned with a one-off White Hart Lane crest. Pochettino believes that could be the catalyst for them to add some silverware after coming so close with no reward in the last two seasons.
That would seal their unbeatable reputation at home this season, where Tottenham have won all but two of their matches this season.
"It was hard to lift everyone to be ready again for Man United but we are okay now and focused".
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The Red Devils went through at the expense of Celta Vigo by winning their semi-final 2-1 on aggregate. Jose Mourinho's men now lie sixth in the Premier League table with three matches remaining.
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"It's also amusing how things have changed. I think I am very lucky guy because to share the history of such a club in that special moment is so lucky to be here", Pochettino told a postmatch news conference. I received a lot of criticism for that.
"Three years later, now it's, maybe Wembley is so big".
"Of course we're sad but the most important thing is to know the heart of White Hart Lane, the soul and the smell, we'll keep behind".
A 2-1 victory over Manchester United was the flawless send-off on Sunday, especially as it ensured Tottenham signed out of the stadium as Premier League runners-up - the club's highest finish in 54 years.
"After 2-0 we had to bring a bit more quality to the team, we brought more balance", Mourinho said in his post-match press conference. "We won't have to change our habits".
United briefly threatened, Rooney heading over from a Daley Blind corner and then playing an outside-of-the-foot pass down the line to Anthony Martial, who cut in and curled wide.
It would have all felt a bit hollow had Tottenham blotted a season of home excellence with a first defeat.