Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino jokingly offered to assist with the building of the club’s new stadium, in a press conference on Friday.
Spurs were forced to say goodbye to White Hart Lane last year, which was demolished as the club looked forward to moving into a luxury new venue. The Lane was over 100 years old and will surely always be irreplaceable in the eyes of supporters but in the modern era of football where money rules, Tottenham were always likely to have to upgrade their facilities sooner or later.
The new ground has been tentatively named ‘The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’ and it was due to be completed this season, but with renovations still being made it remains uncertain whether or not the club will move in some time in the next few months.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team has had to make do with playing their home games at Wembley for over a year now, which hasn’t hindered the team’s progress, particularly recently, as they have managed to pick up three wins out of three at the start of the new Premier League campaign.
According to Sky Sports, the Argentine boss gave an update on the progress of the new stadium in today’s press conference, insisting that everyone involved with the project is doing their best to complete the job as quickly as possible.
He also offered his building services in a tongue in cheek gesture, as he told reporters: “Our idea was the stadium was done for those days, but it’s impossible, Wembley of course is difficult because it’s a situation you cannot change and it’s very difficult for us.
“The stadium is not ready, ok maybe I can go after the press conference and help the builder… but it’s impossible to do more.
“We need to be patient and understand the club is doing all they can to try and finish the stadium and have everything ready to compete there.”
Spurs travel to Vicarage Road on Sunday to face Watford, in a meeting between two sides that have 100% records in the league so far, which will provide another great chance for Pochettino’s men to prove their credentials as title contenders.
The new stadium might not be ready for a new chapter in the clubs history quite yet, but it seems as though the players are and if they can build on their impressive start with another win this weekend, there is no reason to suggest that Spurs cannot start adding some new silverware to their dusty trophy cabinet.