The Premier League season is over but for Tottenham Hotspur, the future remains uncertain.
Fourth place in the table usually guarantees a place in the next edition of the Champions League. Spurs secured that position with this victory, achieved thanks to goals in either half from Emmanuel Adebayor and sub Jermain Defoe, yet they must wait to know the winner of Saturday's final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea to know their destiny.
Should Chelsea win, Spurs would play in the Europa League next season -- an unenviable position for supporters and hierarchy alike.
Without the lure of playing in Europe's main club competition, Tottenham may find it hard to hold on to their best players.
Chairman Daniel Levy resisted Chelsea's attempts to sign Luka Modric last summer, but the Croatian midfielder has still not signed the £100,000-a-week contract offered to him last autumn, and manager Harry Redknapp admitted recently he could not be certain Modric would stay.
Redknapp has expressed more confidence about Gareth Bale's future, although the Spurs' boss had to deny fresh reports from Spain that Barcelona were close to a deal for Bale, who has been equivocal about his position in recent weeks, and has spoken before of his wish one day to play abroad.
The Spurs faithful will be cheering Bayern with all their hearts next Saturday. (© Independent News Service)