MAURICIO POCHETTINO "cried because our dreams have come true" as Tottenham opened the world's most advanced sports stadium.
The Spurs boss wore the biggest smile of all as 30,000 fans turned up for today's test event at the £800million Tottendam Stadium – a Premier League Under-18s match against Southampton.
Reuters2 Mauricio Pochettino shares his joy at Tottenham Stadium opening with chairman Daniel Levy and is promising 'magic' when Spurs finally play senior games there
And Poch claims the move back to White Hart Lane from Wembley could even inspire a Champions League quarter-final upset against Manchester City.
The Argentinie said: "It’s unbelievable. So difficult to explain in a few words. We all feel the same. So excited.
"I got the same feeling when we left the last day at WHL and we were crying and now the first day here, the first day in the new stadium, we feel the same emotions, we are crying again because our dreams have come true."
After thanking chairman Daniel Levy, his Spurs board and "patient" fans, Pochettino added: "The pay-off is going to be amazing and a massive help for the team to have the possibility to finish this season.
"We are in a very good place in the Premier League and we know we have a massive challenge in the Champions League. But with all our fans, 62,000 people, we can make possible our dream to be in the semi-final. Why not?
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"It is going to be a massive fillip for the team to feel all our fans.
"It is our new house, our new home and it is going to be magic.
"White Hart Lane was magic and this is going to be one of the best of the best in the world.
"When it starts to feel like home it will be unbelievable. I really believe the future of the club is going to be fantastic."
Spurs need to successfully stage another, larger-scale test event before getting clearance to play senior games at Tottenham Stadium.
But finally, after many delays, the Prem clash with Crystal Palace on April 3 looks a likely start date.
Reuters2 Joyful Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy let their emotions out as the first test event at the new Tottenham Stadium took place