Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino shrugged off his side’s defeat to Southampton and insisted he was ‘only looking at the bigger picture’.
After going behind to Son Heung-Min’s goal in the 16th minute, a brace from Steven Davis saw Southampton secure the three points which left Spurs three points clear of Arsenal, though the Gunners then reduced the gap to two points following a 2-2 draw at Manchester City later in the day.
Pochettino insisted afterwards he did not care about the Arsenal game and that finishing above the Gunners was not on his mind.
He said: “I think that I don’t care about Arsenal, I want to win the league, I want to be on top but Arsenal I do not care about.
“Sure I want to be above them, but this I think is normal but to try to improve, to try and be bigger, we need to concentrate on us and not look what is happening with our neighbours.
“We feel disappointed (after the result against Southampton), I think that our last game at home we want to win but we are disappointed.”
As for what his team need to improve on for next season, Pochettino said: “I think we need to put our energy in trying to win games like today. It does not matter if it is Southampton, Arsenal or Chelsea, we want to win, we want to be above them and now we are the same next season too.
“Two shots on target for them and they scored twice and we scored only once with 70 per cent possession but in football you never know. It has been a good experience for us to learn from this season. We improved from last season but we need to still improve and try to improve and try to be better.”