‘It makes Tottenham more attractive’ – Poch on whether new stadium will lead to new contracts and signings

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur finally opened their doors for fans to enter the new stadium last weekend, as they held the first of two test events at the ground.

30,000 supporters flocked to get their bums on seats and check out their new home, as well as to watch Tottenham’s under 18s take on Southampton.

The 3-1 win capped off an amazing day at an incredible new stadium that you can already tell will be absolutely rocking come April 3 when it opens against Palace.

With the likes of Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld nearing the ends of their contracts, and constant speculation surrounding the likes of Kane and even Pochettino himself, could the stadium be a catalyst towards new signatures?

The state of the art ground will surely be a contributing factor in terms of attracting players into Spurs and keeping them there too.

Pochettino was asked this in his press conference today, with the Argentine stating that he simply did not know what affect it may have.

He said (Football London): “I don’t know. I cannot guess. Five years ago when we arrived here everyone said if we want to attract better players or keep our best players you need to play in the Champions League. But in the end that was wrong. I feel we are all professional but not too many people are romantic. We are still so romantic.
You must convince people to stay or sign for you club, a good point is going to be the new stadium and everything, but in the end there are a lot of people around that care more about the business rather than the capability to be in a very good place working. It’s always the balance. Of course it makes Tottenham more attractive today. But I don’t know. I can’t guess because society is changing, business in football is changing and there are not too many romantic people in business like they were 30 years ago.”

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