Mauricio excited for Kitchee test as squad touch down in Hong Kong
23 May 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Mauricio Pochettino said he was looking forward to the 'exciting' prospect of taking on Hong Kong champions Kitchee as the squad arrived in Hong Kong on Tuesday afternoon.
Speaking at at press conference shortly after our arrival, manager Mauricio, Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen joined Kitchee SC chairman Ken Ng, Head Coach Alex Chu, captain Kwan Lee Lo and and Hong Kong Player of the Year Fernando Pedeira to preview the 'Jockey Club Centre Kitchee Challenge Cup' against the Hong Kong champions at the Hong Kong National Stadium on Friday.
Mauricio said: "First of all thank-you so much for such a warm welcome. It's fantastic to be here, so exciting for us and we're happy to have the possibility to share that with you."
Below: We joined representatives from Kitchee SC at the Harbour Grand Hotel, from left - Fernando Pedeira, Kwan Lee Lo, Alex Chu, Ken Hg, Mauricio, Hugo, Christian
Captain Hugo added: "We can be proud of last season and now we have one week to enjoy all together and with the fans too. I'm sure it will be an exciting game.
"We're lucky because we have some free time and Hong Kong is a fantastic place. We're here to enjoy it and to represent the Club, so we have our responsibilities as well and we'd like to give something to our fans here."
Kitchee chairman Ken Ng said: "This week, Alex (Chu, Head Coach) has some worries, he said to me 'what are we going to do? they like to score six or seven goals a game' and I said 'in that case, score once and let in less than seven and you're doing better than some Premier League teams!'"
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