Mauricio Pochettino sets new stadium challenge for his Spurs players

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have had a fantastic start to life at the new stadium having won all four of the games they have played at the venue so far, scoring eight in the process while conceding none.

The decision to move from Wembley to the state of the art 62,062 capacity venue with just a few games of the season left, has been vindicated so far.

Ahead of the game against West Ham, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino challenged his players to keep their perfect win record and defensive record intact until the end of the season.

Speaking during the pre-match press conference, the Argentine told Football.London

“If we are able to keep the same record from the first four games, it’s going to be amazing and we will be so happy to finish with the same record, [to not concede] in the next three games.

“I sign now to keep the same record! Of course it’s going to be so helpful. It would be fantastic, but we know it’s going to be very tough.

“Tomorrow is going to be a massive, massive game, a tough game. We must be sure we’re going to compete in our best but it will be fantastic for us if we can keep the same record in the next three games at home.”

Spurs Web’s take:

While it will be a hard ask for Spurs to retain their perfect defensive record at home with games against West Ham, Ajax and Everton coming up at home before the end of the season, Spurs fans will be hoping the Hammers don’t grab the bragging rights of being the first away side to score or win at the 62,062 capacity seater stadium

If Tottenham could register three wins in their remaining three games at home, it will certainly bode well for next season. Spurs will be hoping the new stadium becomes a fortress and they are able to emulate the form they showed in their final season at White Hart Lane.

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