Mauricio Pochettino expects tears to flow when Spurs leave White Hart Lane

Beth Cruz
May 15, 2017

The club say farewell to White Hart Lane on Sunday, when Manchester United are the visitors in the Premier League, with the stadium due to be demolished to make way for a new 61,000-seat venue on the same site. Divock Origi completed the rout with a tap-in as Liverpool ensured it will qualify for the Champions League, regardless of other results, by beating relegated Middlesbrough in next Sunday's season finale.

When asked if he will miss the Old White Hart Lane, he added: "Yes always, but we need to move on and welcome the new stadium".

"When I have 14, 15 players I can't do it".

"We so badly wanted to win and now we get to enjoy it and say thanks to the fans for an awesome season, especially at the Lane".

"When I arrived here, one of the mistakes I made was that I said the size of White Hart Lane maybe doesn't help us in the way we want to play", Pochettino said.

"At the same time I am excited about the new stadium because the soul and the smell of White Hart Lane will keep there". When you look at our points tally compared to last season, obviously we're disappointed losing out on the title but we are growing.

Facing them were Inter, who had former Gooner Liam Brady in their line up, but Spurs won 2-1 thanks to goals from Allen and Mark Falco.

" It will be special for the people who love Tottenham, and at the same time it will be exciting to go to the new stadium".

Guaranteed to finish outside the top four for the third time in four seasons, Jose Mourinho's team must now beat Ajax in the Europa League final to procure a place in the Champions League.

"Because I am a very sensitive person and so emotional, it will be hard not to cry", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, 45, said ahead of this match, according to the Daily Express. After hard away trips to City, Arsenal and Spurs in the last few weeks, Mourinho suggested that the Premier League fixtures were not random, but were in fact chosen.

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The Reds come into this one on the back of a two-legged triumph over Celta Vigo which booked a place in the Europa League final for Mourinho's men. But Pochettino has re-iterated that his freedom to spend will be hindered despite maintaining that new signings are needed.

Spurs will continue to be without Danny Rose as although the left-back has returned to full training, he's still not fit enough to feature having been on the sidelines with a knee injury since January.

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