Tottenham Hotspur will play their first ever game in their new stadium tomorrow night, marking a new chapter in the club’s history.
This also represents the end to Daniel Levy’s 18 year project to give Tottenham the very best modern training facilities and stadium in the country.
While in the short term, it has cost time, effort, and money, limiting transfer budgets, in the long term these facilities will not only draw in new players, but provide a greater transfer budget.
The aim for manager Mauricio Pochettino has always been to turn Tottenham into one of the best clubs in the world, and he remains confident that this will happen.
The first big step in this quest is to maintain Champions League football for the fourth successive year, something that will not be easy this season.
Spurs are now two points below Arsenal and sit fourth in the Premier League, level on points with Man United and one above Chelsea.
Pochettino had this to say (Football London): “We played so well, with all the circumstances that happened, it’s difficult to ask more from the players. We started the season in completely different circumstances to other clubs. We were the club that helped the most the England national team to achieve the semi-final in the World Cup, a lot of players in Belgium and France were involved. When you assess all the season and all that happened in the summer, you need to enjoy the party tomorrow and see what happens at the end of the season.
“We don’t need to feel the pressure to finish in one position or another. Tottenham going to be one of the best clubs in the world with these facilities. We need to enjoy and not add more pressure. The players doing what they need to do in the next seven games and quarter-final of the Premier League they will always be one of the best groups in the history of the club. Yes, you can tell me, we won nothing, but you cannot go in the past, you need to put all the circumstances happened what happened, I think we win a lot, we are winners. Next season is going to be next season.
“We need to close the chapter, it’s been fantastic and think in the long term to put Tottenham where they deserve to be.”
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