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Mauricio Pochettino wants Tottenham Hotspur to create a ‘realistic dream’ when they return back home

PUBLISHED: 18:00 21 May 2018

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino crouches on the touchline during the Premier League match against Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium (pic: Nick Potts/PA Images).

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino crouches on the touchline during the Premier League match against Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium (pic: Nick Potts/PA Images).

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The Argentinean has described the club as special and believes anything is possible if everything is on the same page

A general view of the ongoing contruction of Tottenham Hotspur's new White Hart Lane stadium (pic: Steven Paston/PA Images). A general view of the ongoing contruction of Tottenham Hotspur's new White Hart Lane stadium (pic: Steven Paston/PA Images).

Mauricio Pochettino believes it is important Tottenham Hotspur create a realistic dream ahead of moving into their new stadium.

Spurs are set to return back to White Hart Lane later this year after spending the past season at Wembley and excitement is rife amongst supporters.

There is still no official date for when the Lilywhites will play the first match at their new home, but Pochettino has spoken about the importance of being realistic going into the 2018/19 campaign back in N17.

He said: “The club’s ambition always is to win, but it is not easy to find a way for you to be close to winning. I think it’s so important to move to the new stadium, the facilities are unbelievable, but not only with the new stadium are we going to be close to winning.

“It’s so important to have a strategy to explain, to show the club is going to be ambitions, but sometimes we need to operate in a different way to others.

“The fans need to know what we are going to do, the fans need to feel the reality of the club and we need to tell the truth and to create an expectation that we can achieve because you cannot create dreams thinking we are not going to achieve them.”

Pochettino went on to highlight how Spurs are unable to match the spending power of their top-six rivals in the Premier League, but insisted Tottenham is a special club.

The Argentinean reiterated the part the supporters can play, he added: “We need to create dreams that will be possible to achieve.

“Of course the ambition of the club will be to win and maybe we are a little bit disappointed and frustrated because now we are close, but that is the first step, to be close, to challenge the big sides, the sides that invest more than us and we need to try to find a way.

“We cannot think we are the most clever people in the world because we are going to win trophies by spending more money. We need to think that our reality is different and our fans need to think and be happy and support us because we are not this type of club that is going to invest crazy money and all together we need to feel that we are a special club.

“If we are able to create that feeling anything can happen in football. We need the fans and us on the same page, working hard to try to develop the best work and deliver the best work to try to win in different ways to how the other clubs are winning.”

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