Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino on best atmosphere in England

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is in awe of the fanbase of League One outfit Sheffield United.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that best atmosphere he has experienced in England was at Bramall Lane last month, according to The Daily Mail.

North London outfit Tottenham confronted Sheffield United in the League Cup semi-finals last month.

Having won narrowly won the first leg 1-0 at White Hart Lane, Spurs were expected by many to qualify for the final with relative ease.

However, the Premier League outfit were given a scare in the second leg at Bramall Lane and had to score a late goal to earn their place in the final.

The match ended in a 2-2 draw and was played in front of a very loud crowd, leading Pochettino to admire the fanbase of United, who are currently in League One.

“They are a historic club currently in the third tier and for a Cup game there were 35,000 people in the stadium," The Daily Mail quotes the Argentine boss as saying. "So it’s that not Old Trafford, or Stamford Bridge or the Emirates that stands out."

English football is not necessarily the most aesthetic, but support and passion in the lower leagues is probably the best in Europe.

United regularly get thousands of supporters for League One matches, sometimes more than some Premier League clubs do.

The Sheffield-based club are one of the biggest of England despite playing in League One, and retain one of the largest fanbases in the country.

What is refreshing about the United fans is that they have remained loyal and go to games despite their team not being in the Premier League or in the Championship.

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