Mauricio Pochettino praises unbelievable Tottenham fans

The Spurs boss says that the home crowd's energy is important for his side.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has praised the White Hart Lane crowd as unbelievable.

Pochettino’s side take on Stoke at home on in the second game of the season on Saturday, looking for all three points after a narrow 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season.

Their home form was impressive last season, with them registering ten wins from their 19 games at the Lane, which was joint sixth best in the league with the likes of Liverpool and Stoke City.

And the Spurs boss says the energy from the crowd is important for the team and how they want to play.

“It’s a great atmosphere and our supporters are unbelievable,” he told

“White Hart Lane is a very special stadium, the fans are close to us and we can capture that energy. That’s important for the team.”

If Pochettino’s side harbour any hopes of making it into the top four this season, their home form is arguably something they will have to improve.

While their away form was strong (they were in the top four sides in that regard) they found themselves down in eighth in terms of their record at home.

Ten wins from 19 games is a decent return, however, those that made it into the Champions League last year all boasted better records, with the likes of Manchester United, who finished fourth, enjoying 14 wins from 19.

More importantly for Spurs will be avoiding defeat, with them losing six at home last season; United lost half that amount. Should they be able to turn some of those losses into wins, a top four challenge is firmly within the realms of possibility.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch