Tottenham interim manager Ryan Mason says he is disappointed with his side's season despite condemning Leeds United to a 4-1 defeat on the final day of the season.
Mason expected Spurs to compete in Europe next season but had his dream shattered by Aston Villa who beat Brighton 2-1 to end their Premier League campaign in seventh place.
This guaranteed that Unai Emery's men secured the slot to represent England in next season's Europa Conference League as Tottenham ended their campaign outside the European football places, one point behind Villa.
Speaking to BBC Match of the Day, Mason lamented: "It is the end of a disappointing season.
"But all we could do was come here, take care of business and win the match.
"We have done that and shown a lot of character.
"I am pleased with the win and performance but disappointed with the season.
"This is Tottenham Hotspur. We expect to be in Europe.
"The league table doesn't lie. We are there for a reason.
"It is important over the summer that we understand why we are in this position and come back stronger."
This is the first time in 14 seasons that Tottenham will miss out on European football.