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Gus Poyet has claimed that Tottenham’s newly-built stadium is ‘unbelievable’ after driving past for the first time in ‘eight years’, as he told talkSPORT (12/10/21 at 12:50 pm).

The last time Poyet would have been in the North London area, White Hart Lane would have still been standing and Mauricio Pochettino was yet to walk through their doors.

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The club has transformed during that time, but has seemingly kicked themselves in the foot despite being in several strong positions.

Spurs fans would probably do anything to watch Pochettino-ball again and that team that used to compete in the Champions League and challenge for the Premier League title.

But that is long ago now, along with the style of play, with the club’s new stadium the only thing worth shouting about.

The only thing missing from that Pochettino era was a trophy and Poyet was in the dugout the last time they lifted silverware.

“I tell you something nice about the stadium,” said Poyet. “I haven’t been there for about eight years, from the old White Hart Lane to the new.

“I turned the corner, coming from a party with a friend of mine, and I saw that stand as I was coming onto the road and I was thinking ‘what happened here? Where is everything gone?’ It’s unbelievable.”

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Many fans will feel that Tottenham don’t really deserve the stadium that they have given the dross they have served up in recent years.

This stadium was more worthy of the football Pochettino used to produce at his peak in North London.

The blame will lie at Daniel Levy’s feet because he didn’t back the men he employed in the dugout, quick enough or with enough ambition.

Even to this day, Spurs haven’t replaced Christian Eriksen, who was such an important cog to the club’s wheel

He left during the January transfer window of 2020, and since then, the club have needed that creative spark, ball-carrier and one-touch footballer who can pick the pockets and link-up play.

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