‘If we are not capable of thinking big we are going to struggle’ – Pochettino on a big future at Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Pochettino has called for a close to the most recent chapter in Tottenham’s history now that the stadium is completed and open.

Spurs hosted their first ever senior game at the state-of-the-art ground last night, beating Crystal Palace 2-0 in a perfect winning start.

This brings an end to six months worth of delays, two and a half years of building, and 18 years of planning on Daniel Levy’s behalf.

Levy’s vision was to bring world class training facilities and one of the best stadiums in the world to his beloved Tottenham, and he has achieved that and then some.

While the chairman will continue working on the ground, as well as rejuvenating the local area, Pochettino now hopes they can work together to start a new Tottenham chapter.

The Argentine has urged Spurs to think big now, implying that they have the framework to become one of the best clubs in the world, but now need to invest in some of the best players.

Will Levy give him the financial backing?

Poch said (Football London): “But I told you the idea was in the second year at the new stadium to try to be in the Champions League. We are ahead because we’ll play in the Champions League in our new stadium this season. That’s why I told you yesterday we need to close the chapter now and start to think in the new chapter, the new era for Tottenham and start to settle all the principles to make sure that Tottenham are a real contender for big things because I think with the training ground and this new stadium you can only think big.

“If we are not capable of thinking big we are going to struggle. You know it will be a shame if we don’t think big and start to behave like a big club because after building the training ground and the stadium now we need to be realistic contenders for big things in the future of this club.

“First of all Daniel Levy deserves it because to create this massive project because we need to be close to winning and of course for our fans. It’s going to be an amazing project but there is a lot of work to do of course to be in this level of these types of clubs. Of course World Cup winners in facilities. I think we have the best in the world. Until now the balance was like this (holds one hand above the other), the team playing Champions League. Now the stadium is here (raises lower hand above the other) and we need to be on the same level on the pitch, like the level we have here.”

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