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Mauricio Pochettino hails new Tottenham stadium as world’s best


‘The stadium is the best in the world… we can confirm that now’: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino heaps praise on new home ahead of opening against Crystal Palace

  • Mauricio Pochettino feels Tottenham’s new stadium is the best in the world 
  • The 62,062-seater will host its first match on April 3 against Crystal Palace
  • Tottenham’s first team enjoyed their first training session there on Thursday 
  • Pochettino congratulated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following his appointment 

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes the club’s new stadium is second to none after the players enjoyed their first training session there on Thursday.

The 62,062-seater venue will host its first match on April 3 against Crystal Palace and Pochettino has no doubt it will give his side a huge lift.

He said: ‘I think it is amazing, everyone was surprised by the magnitude of the project.

Mauricio Pochettino (right) believes the club’s new stadium is now the world’s finest ground

Pochettino has been to the stadium several times and was present for the first test event

‘The stadium is the best in the world, we can confirm that now. Every space is the best I have seen in my life, you can’t compare that with anything.

‘It’s an amazing project, it is going to be fantastic for the future of the club. It is going to be a massive boost for our fans and it must be for our players too.’

Pochettino watched on as the senior team trained at the ground for the first time on Thursday

Harry Kane is expected to lead Spurs into a new era in their impressive new stadium

Pochettino also offered his best wishes to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his appointment as permanent Manchester United manager this week.

The Argentinian was repeatedly linked with the post after Jose Mourinho’s dismissal in December but insists it was never anything more than speculation.

‘I never talked about rumour,’ said Pochettino, who is preparing his team for Sunday’s trip to league leaders Liverpool.

Kane and his team-mates returned to training on Friday sporting ‘Kick It Out’ t-shirts

Moussa Sissoko and Juan Foyth also got involved during the session at Spurs’ Enfield base

The squad are preparing to travel to Merseyside where they will face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool

Erik Lamela is hoping to play himself into contention for Spurs visit to Anfield on Sunday

Defender Ben Davies was all smiles as the Tottenham squad went about their work

‘I need to congratulate him and wish him all the best now he is officially the new manager of Manchester United.

‘I am not going to talk about rumours and in this period there is going to be more rumours but there is nothing I can do about it.

‘If it is not this, speculation is going to come around from another club. We are so focused on our job.’

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