Mauricio Pochettino believes the Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium has been a big barrier in their quest for major trophies.
The North Londoners came very close as they made a huge step in the Carabao Cup semifinal first leg where they edged Chelsea 1-0. But they lost their advantage and eventually were crashed out of the competition with a 4-2 defeat in the tiebreaker.
The wait for the first major trophy has been extended and Pochettino insists if Spurs had played their matches at the White Hart Lane they would have been stillcompeting for a trophy.
“We are always close to the last step [to trophies] but to achieve it is the most difficult thing.
“At the moment, the team needed the last push, what happened? We build and build but then, White Hart Lane – gone.
“We moved to Wembley and there were all the doubts about how we are going to behave. There was the example of West Ham in their first season [at the London Stadium], and many things in this process that stopped the evolution of the team about to win.
Remember, we were unbeaten in the Premier League at White Hart Lane in our last season there
“Nobody said what it meant to move to Wembley to create another project and not only this – we were going to play only one season at Wembley, and now it’s nearly two seasons and no one says nothing.
“When Arsenal moved [to Emirates Stadium], people talked about massive problems, they are still paying.”