Mauricio: "It was a moment we'll remember forever"
17 May 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
He knew he would get emotional, and Mauricio Pochettino says he will never forget the Lane’s finale on Sunday.
Having guided the team to a fine victory against Manchester United - and in doing so, secure second in the Premier League – Mauricio joined his players and some of the Club’s all-time greats on the pitch for our famous old stadium’s closing ceremony.
As he walked out for one final time, all four sides of stadium sang out his song ‘he’s magic, you know, Mauricio Pochettino…’ and as they did so, the camera panned in close to Mauricio, clearly moved by the occasion.
“I felt very proud, very happy,” Mauricio told us after training on Wednesday. “It was a fantastic season to finish unbeaten at White Hart Lane. Our fans deserve a lot of credit and deserved to see the team play the way we played.
“There was such a good energy with the legends, the staff, the supporters and the players. It was a fantastic moment that we will always remember, forever. It will always be my best memory of White Hart Lane.”
As well as securing second place, Sunday’s win saw us remain unbeaten at home in the league – only the fourth time we’ve achieved that feat - and matched the Club’s best run of 14 straight home league wins set in 1987.
Below: Mauricio with his coaching team, from left - Miguel D'Agostino, Jesus Perez and Toni Jimenez
“The players deserve full credit,” added Mauricio. “It’s true you always measure a team or coaching staff when you win a trophy, but we are so close in the last two seasons to reaching the level we need to try to win titles.
“Now it’s an exciting moment for the Club and we need to keep going. Our dream is try to help the Club to reach that last level and try to win trophies because it’s a massive Club with amazing supporters and we all deserve to win something in the future.”