Mauricio Pochettino exclusive: ‘Tottenham must become world-class on the pitch to match world-class new stadium’


Mauricio Pochettino exclusive: ‘Tottenham must become world-class on the pitch to match world-class new stadium’

Mauricio Pochettino has challenged his Tottenham team to back up their new world-class facilities with world-class performances on the pitch.

Spurs kicked off a new era for the club in their new £1billion stadium in fine style, as they beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on Wednesday night.

It was a euphoric evening for supporters, who packed out the 62,000-seater ground to create an amazing atmosphere as they returned home to N17.

Son scored the first goal in Spurs’ new stadium

And it was a decent night for the team too, who saw off the Eagles rather comfortably as goals from Heung-min Son and Christian Eriksen sealed their first victory at their new home.

Pochettino was in a jubilant mood after the final whistle and hinted at a long-term future in charge, saying he feels ‘very lucky to be manager of this amazing club’.

But, the boss also sent a message to his team: they need to raise their level on the field to match the state-of-the-art stadium they can now call home.