Wem­b­ley ‘best place’ for foot­ball, says Hot­spurs boss Po­chet­tino

The Borneo Post - - SPORT -

LON­DON: Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino says Wem­b­ley is the “best place in the world” to play foot­ball de­spite the frus­tra­tions of Tot­ten­ham’s long wait to move into their new sta­dium.

Spurs full-back Danny Rose this week voiced his frus­tra­tion at the club’s ex­tended ten­ure at the na­tional sta­dium and many Tot­ten­ham fans seem to agree, with just over 33,000, rather than the per­mit­ted ca­pac­ity 51,000, turn­ing up to watch the mid­week win over Southamp­ton.

But Po­chet­tino, who played at the old Wem­b­ley for Ar­gentina in 2000, has launched a pas­sion­ate de­fence of the club’s tem­po­rary home.

“If you ask me, I am so, so happy to play at Wem­b­ley,” he said.

“I was born in Ar­gentina. When I heard about Eng­land for the first time it was with all the prob­lems in the Falk­lands.

“Then when I ar­rived in Europe, when I played in the World Cup against Eng­land, when we ar­rived in Southamp­ton six years ago, of course I changed com­pletely my mind in the way I saw and now see this coun­try.”

Po­chet­tino, whose side are third in the Premier League, said it was al­ways a dream to play at Wem­b­ley.

“We say ‘one game more, how lucky we are’,” he said.

“For me, it’s the best place in the world to play foot­ball.

“Of course af­ter we’ll share that with our new sta­dium – they’re go­ing to be the two best places to play, our new sta­dium White Hart Lane, and Wem­b­ley.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.