Mauricio Pochettino has played down Tottenham’s first league finish above Arsenal since 1995, insisting it is his side’s job to beat everyone, not just their north London rivals.

Spurs recorded a famous 2-0 win over The Gunners this afternoon in the final North London Derby at White Hart Lane, with goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane securing all three points.

The victory means Tottenham are now 17 points clear of Arsenal in the Premier League table and are guaranteed to finish above their neighbours for the first time in 22 years.

However, speaking after the game, Pochettino shrugged off the significance of the achievement, insisting his side needed to focus on more than just beating their local rivals.

The Spurs boss said: “I am happy because I think when you play a derby like Tottenham against Arsenal it is always important to win.

“I have a massive respect of Arsene Wenger, I admire him because of what he has done at a club like Arsenal- he has done a fantastic job.

“Of course I am so happy, but our challenge and our aims is to win, not only to beat Arsenal but to beat all 19 teams that play against us in the Premier League.”

Spurs have once again closed the gap to Premier League leaders Chelsea to just four points, after The Blues opened up a seven-point lead at the summit with a 3-0 at Everton earlier this afternoon.

Pochettino’s side can now close the gap temporarily to a single point with a win at West Ham United on Friday night, with Chelsea not facing Middlesbrough until Monday.

He added: “Both us and Arsenal wanted the victory today, I think we were better and I think that is why we won.

“I am very happy, but I am so calm because we have four games left to play and now it is important to be focussed in reducing the gap with Chelsea.

“We will have the chance before Chelsea, and if we after able to win against West Ham, which will be another derby, another tough game, then we will see what happens.”