Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes the departure from the White Hart Lane is a contributing factor to their prolonged wait for a trophy. Chelsea recently knocked them from the EFL Cup even after Tottenham had a 1-0 first-leg lead. Tottenham ended the semifinals in a draw and then the Blues won it by 4-2 on penalties.
Spurs are now waiting to make their move from Wembley to the new stadium on the site of their old one in N17. And now, their manager expressed ‘doubts’ about the future of the club and its atmosphere. He also identified the change of the ground as a contributing factor as they are failed to secure any major trophy since 2008.
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While talking their trophy-less runs, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino told the Guardian “We are always close to the last step [to trophies] but to achieve it is the most difficult thing,” and then added, “At the moment the team needed the last push, what happened? We build and build but then White Hart Lane – gone.”
The Spurs manager then raised the stadium issue and said “We moved to Wembley and there were all the doubts about how we are going to behave. There was the example of West Ham in their first season [at the London Stadium], and many things in this process that stopped the evolution of the team about to win.”
He said “Remember, we were unbeaten in the Premier League at White Hart Lane in our last season there. Nobody said what it meant to move to Wembley to create another project and not only this, we were going to play only one season at Wembley and now it’s nearly two seasons and no one says nothing.”
Mauricio Pochettino said “When Arsenal moved [to Emirates Stadium], people talked about massive problems. They are still paying, but Tottenham, with no history of winning,” and added, “Our glory, I watch the [pre-match] video about the glory, it’s with Nicholson.” He also said “It’s black and white. I watch it nearly every week and to create again that feeling, you need time.”