Emotional Poch reckons new stadium could be Euro spur

Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Spurs' new stadium as the 'best in the world' and says it could host a Champions League semi-final soon.

Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Spurs’ new stadium as the ‘best in the world’ and says it could host a Champions League semi-final soon.

The Tottenham boss saw the club’s first test event at the venue go smoothly on Sunday as Spurs’ under-18 side beat Southampton 3-1 with goals from J’Neil Bennett, Harvey White and Dilan Markanday.

And Pochettino, who appeared quite emotional about the experience, says the impending move to the new ground could be the boost his side needs ahead of their Champions League quarter-final with Manchester City.

He said: ‘My feeling is unbelievable, it is so difficult to explain in only a few words.

So excited, I think I felt the same when we left the last day White Hart Lane, we left crying, now here we feel the same emotion, our dream becomes true and we need to say thank you to Daniel Levy because in 2001 when he started to believe in that dream he made possible for it to be here.

‘It is a lot of people who worked so tough to make this dream a reality, for us.

Thank you so much to the fans for being patient.

‘We are in a good place in the Premier League, and we have a tough draw in the Champions League, I think with all 62,000 people we can make possible our dream to be in the semi-final, why not.

We believe.’