Mauricio Pochettino lauds Tottenham’s ‘amazing’ new stadium and says players have ‘something wrong in their heads’ if not motivated to play there


Mauricio Pochettino lauds Tottenham’s ‘amazing’ new stadium and says players have ‘something wrong in their heads’ if not motivated to play there

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham’s players are sure to be inspired by the atmosphere inside their new stadium, having finally played their first match at the stunning ground.

Spurs returned home after a six-month delay to open the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday evening, with Crystal Palace the first visitors – and losers – at the £1billion structure.

After an opening ceremony that involved choirs, tenors and fireworks the game itself took a while to spark into life – Heung-min Son writing his name in the history books with the first goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before Christian Eriksen wrapped up a 2-0 win.

Heung-min Son opened the scoring at Spurs’ new ground – aided by a massive deflection

While securing victory on their big night was important, the three points also sees Tottenham move into third having picked up their first Premier League win since February 10.

Where other clubs have struggled to adjust to new homes in the past, Pochettino believes his side will not suffer the same fate as they battle for a top-four finish.

The Argentine is so sure his players will be motivated by the atmosphere in the new stadium, he suggests those NOT inspired must have ‘something wrong with their heads’.

“I feel so proud,” he said.