Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has thrown his support behind Wembley Stadium by claiming “it is the best place in the world to play football.”
Yesterday, his left-back Danny Rose said it is no longer an honour to play at Wembley as the club wait to move into the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Spurs were originally due to play just one season at the national stadium while work on their new 62,062 seater ground was complete, however, a number of delays to the project has meant that Pochettino’s side are still appearing at Wembley.
The stadium was officially due to open in September for the visit of Liverpool, but fans are still awaiting an update due this month from the club which will hopefully inform them of when they can expect to see their side back in Tottenham.
“But If you ask me I’m so, so happy to play at Wembley. I was born in Argentina, when I heard England for the first time it was with the problems with the Falklands, it was very sad news. I was in Argentina in my home town.
“When I arrived to Europe and played a World Cup against England and when arrived at Southampton, I changed my mind completely in the way I see this country.
“It’s an honour to be here and a pleasure. I’ve discovered amazing people and an amazing country. We always compare Argentina with Spain and Italy but we have more in common with English people.
“We love football and you always hear about Wembley. When I played there it was a dream come true. I played at the old Wembley in 2000. Now playing every week or two having the possibility to play at Wembley is a gift.
“I enjoy every game. When I look over the bridge and I see Wembley on the North Circular I say thank you. Every game I play at Wembley is a gift.
“And if we play one game more we think how lucky we are. For me it is the best place in the world to play football. When we move it will be the joint-best place to play with the new stadium.
“It is a gift. I know our fans may be disappointed and players disappointed and I understand. But I take very positive Wembley, it is a gift I want to enjoy every time I’m there.”
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