Mauricio Pochettino said that Tottenham’s dream came true as new stadium open and finally host its first football match.
The 62,000-seat arena, which was due to open last summer, held its first official test event ahead of a proposed April 3 opening date when the club’s Under-18s side took on Southampton on Sunday, with Spurs’ youngsters winning 3-1.
The opening of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, built on the site of the club’s White Hart Lane ground, had been repeatedly put back because of construction and safety delays.
679 days after the final game at the old stadium, the new ground has hosted its first game and Pochettino could not be happier.
According to Pochettino, he said:” We all feel the same, so excited. I got the same feeling when we left White Hart Lane on the last day, we were crying and now on the first day in the new stadium we feel the same emotion,”
“We need to cry because our dream became true.”
The first senior game will see third-placed Spurs take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League on April 3.
“Inside, the stadium itself is incredible and now the second biggest Premier League venue.