Pochettino: ‘The players and the staff are all disappointed’

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to lift their spirits by beating Chelsea tomorrow evening in the late Saturday kick off.

Spurs face a tough week with London derbies against Chelsea and Arsenal either side of a must-win Champions League tie against Inter Milan.

Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his side’s disappointed at the stadium delays this season, after the much-anticipated opening date has been shoved back to the new year.

The stadium was originally supposed to open against Liverpool on September 15, but a month and a half later, Tottenham are still at Wembley.

Pochettino believes the energy at the club is completely different to that of their final season at White Hart Lane, when they went 10 months unbeaten at home.

Spurs will need to find that kind of energy and form again if they are to mount a challenge for silverware this season.

A couple of wins this week could do just the trick.

ESPN report Pochettino said: “The disappointment of the people this season is because we didn’t move to the new stadium. We’re human. The players and the staff are all disappointed and that’s not a good emotion that’s going to help you to achieve all that you want.

“Football is about energy. Remember our last season at White Hart Lane. We were unbeaten in 10 months and you said we played so well and had the best team in the Premier League.

“I think it was because between the staff, players and the fans we created an amazing energy and the belief was massive.

“We started games always thinking we were going to win. Playing against Manchester United or Chelsea, the opponent wasn’t important. The most important thing was that your belief was bigger than everything — and at the moment, that condition is not the same.

“We’re waiting to move to the new stadium because it’s a massive and fantastic stadium and [we can] start to build that belief that we can beat everyone and be consistent during the season to try to fight for big things.”

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