Tottenham Hotspur’s first team took to the new stadium pitch for the first time yesterday, and what better way to do it than a night under the lights.
TV coverage started at 7am on SkySports, and the opening ceremony, videos, and pictures were broadcast worldwide for all to see.
It was an emotional end to what has been an 18 year journey for Daniel Levy, who has been planning the creation of a world class training centre and stadium for some time.
Luckily, Spurs were able to follow the passion and song in the opening ceremony with an impressive 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Academy graduates Harry Kane, Harry Winks, and even Andros Townsend for Palace were also able to take to the pitch in a historic day for their boyhood club.
The occasion was perfect for all involved at Tottenham, and if fans were hoping it may convince some senior figures to stay at the club, Pochettino was certainly blown away.
He said (Football London): “How proud? I feel so proud. I am so happy and it is difficult to describe, the emotions and it was very emotional before the start of the game. It was very emotional, all the build up of the game.
“I feel so proud to see the face of Daniel Levy before the game, he was full of happiness in his face, his energy. I think for him it is one of the best moments of his life, to open one of the best stadiums in the world. Of course, after five years together to have the possibility to be here like a manager today I am such a lucky man and I want to say thank you to him and all the people that make possible that dream for Tottenham.
“It was very emotional like the last game at White Hart Lane, very special. I think this type of moment you are going to keep in your mind, your memories and your heart.
“It is one of the best moments in my life and it is going always to be in my memories and in my heart.”
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