Pochettino on the Carabao Cup game at Stadium MK

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The Carabao Cup third round draw took place last night, and Tottenham were awarded a home draw for their tie against Watford, the only problem being that they have no home ground.

The new stadium is still under construction, and Wembley is already busy on the desired date, so Spurs would be forced to either reverse the fixture, or play at a neutral ground.

They chose the latter, applying to use MK Dons’ Stadium MK as their temporary home for the evening.

The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust have hit out at this decision, angered by the notion of using a ground outside the M25, which fans made clear was a big priority.

The THST also want to stand firm with AFC Wimbledon, as there is still bad blood between them and MK Dons over the split and move over 15 years ago.

Now Pochettino has spoken out on the matter. He said: “You cannot make all the people happy. Maybe someone complain and create a big noise.

“The most important is the decision of the Football League is to us to pick the venue. We are going to make a decision and the best for the team. But of course we need to take a decision. The circumstances are so difficult.

“Our idea was the stadium was done for these days, but it’s impossible. Wembley is of course, it’s so difficult it’s a situation you cannot change. Of course it’s very difficult for us. The problem is for us, it’s not for our opponent. We are more disappointed than everyone.

“For our fans it’s to try to understand the circumstances of the club. What can we do? It’s not ready the stadium. Okay, maybe I can go after the press conference and help the builders to do it. But it’s impossible to do more. We need to be patient and understand that the club is doing every it can to finish the stadium and have everything ready to compete there.

“It’s easy today to complain, it’s easy to agree or disagree. But for our board and our chairman, it’s so complicated.”

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