Pochettino jokes he will work on new Spurs stadium construction

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino has joked at today’s press conference that he is ready to work on the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in order to help complete the project.

Spurs fans were left disappointed in August when the club announced that the opening of the stadium would be delayed.

The stadium was meant to be ready to host Liverpool on September 15, but the delays were down to “faulty wiring”, according to Mace, the firm contracted to carry out the building work as covered by Sky Sports.

There has still been no confirmation as to which date the ground will open, though there has not been an announcement regarding where the Premier League fixture against Chelsea on November 24 will be played, fuelling speculation that this could be the first fixture.

The Spurs boss joked that he is willing to roll up his sleeves and pitch in the work if it means satisfying the Spurs faithful.

Pochettino told the BBC: “If I have to help finish it to keep the supporters happy, I will.

“Of course we feel disappointed for our fans but they need to understand that it is a venue for the rest of our lives and for the next generations. It is so important to finish it in the right way.

“Maybe one or two months means a lot but in the end it is no time because the most important thing is to finish and in the future have a venue that is going to help us win trophies.”

Tomorrow evening, Spurs play a ‘home’ tie in the Carabao Cup against Watford at Stadium MK.

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