Mauricio Pochettino hailed his Tottenham Hotspur team for making it a season to remember by reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League, which he hopes will be played in the club’s new stadium.
But Pochettino’s joy will be short lived, as he let slip that he will be banned from the touchline in the Premier League and had to stop himself launching an attack on the Football Association.
Tottenham reached the last eight for the first time since 2011 thanks to Harry Kane’s goal that secured a 4-0 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund. The striker is now Spurs’ all-time leading scorer in Europe with 24 goals.
Pochettino said: “I feel very proud, more than happy first for our players, they deserve it, the effort was brilliant. Then proud for our fans and the club. It’s a very particular season with lot of circumstances and to help the club to the quarter-finals, we need to change again and to move and open our stadium. We are in the quarter-finals and it’s a massive achievement for the team.”
Chairman Daniel Levy sent Pochettino a message that simply read “congratulations” within minutes of the final whistle in Germany and the Argentine is now hoping for good news over the new stadium.