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Mauricio Pochettino Gets Emotional After Opening Up About The Prospect Of Moving Away From White Hart Lane

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

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Tottenham have 6 games left before they move to Wembley next season, as plans of moving into new stadium going on at full pace. The plan is for Spurs to kick-off their 2018/19 season in their new £700 million stadium.

Spurs have been at White Hart Lane since 1899 and there has been relatively less noise about them leaving their traditional home. However, the club are yet to confirm their move to Wembley next season, with the deadline fast approaching.

The club are making strides on the pitch as well, with the players stepping up their game by putting in great performances. They are unbeaten at home this season, and boy wouldn’t they love to remain unbeaten in their final few games at the stadium and carry the positive vibes into their new home in the coming seasons.

Pochettino was quoted by talkSport saying:

“It’s true that it’s special this season at White Hart Lane. We can all feel it. You can feel that it’s very special every time that we play. The people are more open to helping the team, the team is more focused, trying to pay back the supporters for that support. And yes, I think it’s special. It’s a moment when you start to feel very comfortable there. You start to miss it before you leave. Every time you are there, you miss it.”

Tottenham have won 12 of their 14 games at home this season. They also scored twice in the final two minutes to come back and beat West Ham 3-2 in November. Pochettino has already been through the emotions of playing the final few games in a stadium and moving out. He played in Espanyol’s final season at the Sarria Stadium in 1997, which was the Spanish club’s home since 1923.

The Tottenham manager says that he is already missing White Hart Lane.
The Tottenham manager says that he is already missing White Hart Lane.

About how he felt about that season, he said:

“I remember very well the last game. It was very emotional, with a big history. It was very special. I was a player and I felt how emotional it was. The last game, the day that the stand came down, how the people cried. It was very, very emotional. And now it’s happening at White Hart Lane, many, many years after, I am living the same, and feeling the same, that I was 20 years ago.”

 

Pochettino added:

“Sometimes he’s [Harry Kane] upset because sometimes he wants to do finishing on the afternoon and we say ‘no, it’s not the moment, tomorrow’. He says, ‘no, but I want to today in the afternoon. I want to do double session’. I say, ‘Harry, no. Harry, no.’ He says, ‘Oh gaffer, come on, I feel good, I am not tired.’ I say, ‘No, but it’s not good for you.’ Then it was, ‘okay, at the end, maybe half an hour finishing’ – even though we needed to call two or three keepers from the academy. That shows his determination and character.”

Well it is surely going to be emotional for everyone at the club as moving out of a stadium they’ve been at since 1899 would be really hard to take. However, the fact that it is all for taking the next massive step in the club’s history must heal some pain. All in all, the move is only a positive one and the club will be able to challenge the bigger clubs once the move is done.

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