Mauricio Pochettino says “a dream became true” for Tottenham, as their new stadium hosted the first test event which saw Spurs’ Under-18 side beat Southampton’s youngsters.
The new White Hart Lane stadium, which was supposed to open in time for the beginning of the season, held its first official test on Sunday.
Tottenham’s manager Mauricio Pochettino says that his time is excited and can’t wait for their first game on the new stadium.
“I think it is unbelievable, it is so difficult to explain in only a few words,” he said via Talk Sports.
“We all feel the same, so excited, I got the same feeling when we left White Hart Lane on the last day, we were crying and now in the first day in the new stadium, we feel the same emotion.
“It is going to be massive for the team, the players, to have the possibility to finish the season here. We need to cry because our dream became true.”
The new White Hart Lane has the capacity of 62,000 seats and the Spurs will play their first game at the new home on April 3 against Crystal Palace.
“We are in a very good place in the Premier League and of course we have a massive challenge in the quarter-final of the Champions League and I think with all of our fans, 62,000, it is going to be fantastic to play and we can make it possible our dream to be in the semi-final. Why not?”
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Pochettino has also thanked the fans for their patience in the last two years, saying:
“Thank you so much to the fans for being so patient because in the last two years we moved to Wembley and (had) all the problems it means to move from your home to Wembley. But now all the effort has paid off and it is going to be amazing.”