"We're safe - we're more than safe, we're 10th, so the season has been really positive and I am looking forward to starting the new season".
Pochettino and Spurs will surely be doing everything in their power, however, to keep Alderweireld at the club with the risk of losing him for a very modest fee.
Even before the game, it was clearly evident that Chelsea were focusing on next weekend's all-important FA Cup final against Manchester United.
Three or four key summer signings will be required to ensure Newcastle can turn their attentions towards the European positions, but while this season's achievements have added more than £120m to the Magpies' coffers, there is no guarantee of Ashley loosening the purse strings this summer.
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Does Benitez deserve the manager of the season award?
Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur are among the teams keeping tabs on Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles, according to reports in the British media. They certainly did not look like a team who won a title just this time past year, with their fiery new Italian manager.
But the manner in which Chelsea lost is cause for concern. The Spaniard has been fielding questions about his future for months now, given the club's attempts to open up contract talks with him in January; he insisted the focus should have been on signing players in the winter, and although he admits talks are ongoing now, no deal is close to being finalised.
Southgate's options in midfield have also been hampered by injury - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out of the tournament with knee ligament damage, while there are doubts over Liverpool team-mate Adam Lallana after an injury-hampered season which has seen him make just one Premier League start.
Newcastle would do brilliantly to swoop for Blind this summer, as the 52-cap worldwide would provide Benitez with quality cover in several different positions. They fell below expectations against Huddersfield, but will likely reinstate Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud to the starting lineup.