Pochettino speaks about low attendance for the Watford game

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Tottenham came back from behind to overcome Watford in dramatic fashion courtesy of two late goals from Son Heung-Min and Fernando Llorente. The players and the manager celebrated the turn around in emotional fashion after the final whistle as the result put an end to negativity surrounding the club in the past few days and put them back in contention for the title with both Man City and Liverpool failing to win their games.

Only 29,164 fans were at Wembley to watch Tottenham win in what was an extremely cold night in London. This was the lowest attendance recorded in any of Tottenham games at the stadium. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was asked about the low attendance figures and said that he can’t complain given the weather conditions on the night.

Pochettino also admitted that there was an element of Wembley fatigue among Spurs fans given that this is the club’s second season at the national stadium. However, he also claimed that it remains a privilege for him to have a chance to play at Wembley.

Speaking during the post-match press conference, Pochettino told Football.London, “We cannot ask for more from our fans. I know very well, on a very cold night, in England it was the coldest night, I think it is difficult to get here.”

“Of course it was completely different to play at White Hart Lane, it is our second season at Wembley and maybe some people don’t remember that and for the fans it is so difficult for the fans to come here and it is going to be far better in our stadium, our stadium is going to be fantastic when we start to play there, it is a different kind of stadium and when you start to build your home it is going to be fantastic to play there and that is going to help the team to achieve victories.”

“But I promise you, for me it is a privilege to play here. I cannot expect that the people from different places in London to come here and feel the same as going to White Hart Lane. For me I enjoy every single game that I am here and I always say thank you to have the possibility to play, but I am Argentinian with a double passport with Spain and how I see Wembley is maybe different than you. But for me it is a privilege and I always say thank you to have one game to play here. But for our fans it is going to be different when we are in the new stadium?”

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  1. Between the cold weather, time off work to travel and all the injuries, this was a game to miss. There has been a long run of matches and I’m sure last night was a painful watch, even with the happy ending. Had we brought in a transfer or two, it might have been a different matter. Next one is Leicester for me and Saturday (Newcastle) will be another tough game. Had Lloris not messed up, we may have had a clean sheet, but we can’t afford to keep making these daft mistakes, when a load of goals are not coming, due to Kane and Alli being out. Son did well and we need Eriksen to step up a bit.


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