David Hytner spoke to he gaffer and harvested here are the quotes.
“When you are focused and you feel that your home is White Hart Lane it’s so difficult to change,” Pochettino said. “One week we play at White Hart Lane, the next week we play at Wembley. It’s so difficult to change your mindset and be ready when you are so comfortable at White Hart Lane. But next season there’s no excuse. Next season it’s Wembley only. I’m sure that from day one next season we will be thinking about Wembley and it will be completely different.
“It’s also funny how things have changed. When I arrived at this club I made the mistake of saying that the [small] size of the White Hart Lane pitch maybe didn’t help us in the way we want to play. I received a lot of criticism for that. But now it’s: ‘Maybe Wembley is so big.’
“Because I am a very sensitive person and so emotional, it will be difficult not to cry on Sunday,” Pochettino said. “But the soul and the smell of White Hart Lane will always be with us. It’s important, too, that we’re staying on the same site. We won’t have to change our habits.”