Mauricio Pochettino
Pochettino wants to beat Everton to secure a Europa League spot Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says the club need to "work very hard in the summer and create a really strong group" in order to find consistency next season.

Pochettino's side responded to last week's 3-0 defeat to Stoke City with a 2-0 victory over Hull City on Saturday 16 May in their final home game of the season thanks to goals from Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose.

Despite Southampton's 6-1 thrashing of Aston Villa earlier on Saturday, Spurs remain in sixth place in the Premier League, one point ahead of the Saints, with just one game to go.

And although Spurs will qualify for the Europe League should they beat Everton, Pochettino admits he must build a more consistent group ahead of next season.

"We need to keep the same position in the table, to finish fifth or sixth. I think we have had good and bad games. Some games unbelievable like Chelsea or Arsenal that were fantastic performances and others that it is better to forget but I think when you start at a new club and new philosophy and you put your ideas in the new group it is always not easy," he said.

"We need to be more consistent and more strong and for that we need to work very hard in the summer and create a really strong group."

Meanwhile, the manager has praised his side for how they reacted to Hull's strong start to the game to secure the victory at White Hart Lane.

"Our supporters deserved that, and they seemed happy. The first half was very difficult because they are fighting for survival but in the second half we played better and got the two goals, overall I think we deserved the victory.

"In the first half yes[I was angry], because it was a tough game, we knew it would be. I was very disappointed in the first half, our energy wasn't good."