Pochettino responds to Rose's questioning of Spurs' presence at Wembley sds


Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed Danny Rose's apathy with Wembley and described Tottenham's temporary home as a "gift" and "the best place in the world to play football". Just 33,000 turned up for the midweek home win over Southampton, after which Rose said playing at the national stadium was "not nice anymore" - a situation made even more frustrating as the delays over their new home continue. However, Pochettino was quick to stick up for a stadium that is arguably revered more around the world than in England itself. Ahead of Saturday's trip to Leicester City, he said: "I didn't hear what he said, but of course the comment arrived to me. "I'm not going to create a debate with him or other players, everyone is entitled to give their opinion. If you ask me, I am so, so happy to play at Wembley. "I was born in Argentina, and when I heard about England for the first time it was with all the problems in the Falklands. Very sad news when I heard it for the first time. I was in Argentina in my home town. "Then when I arrived in Europe, when I played in the World Cup against England, when we arrived in Southampton six years ago of course I completely changed my mind in the way I saw and now see this country. "For me it's an honour to be here, a pleasure to be here. I discovered amazing people and an amazing country. "We're always comparing Argentina with Spain and Italy but we have more in common with English people. "When you love football like we do, always you hear about Wembley. It was always a dream to play at Wembley. I played there in 2000 with the national team, at the old Wembley, and it was a dream come true. "Every day going down the North Circular, when I look at the arch I say 'thank you' because every game I play at Wembley is a gift. "For me, it's the best place in the world to play football." Tottenham will visit another iconic venue on Tuesday when they go to Barcelona's Camp Nou, needing a win to guarantee a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Pochettino is not looki