Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that his wife will be unhappy if he misses their wedding anniversary due to the Christmas Eve fixture.
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Pochettino also claims the Christmas Eve fixtures clash with his wedding anniversary and his wife won't be too happy if he misses it.
Pochettino comment on Christmas Eve fixtures
Pochettino laments about the Christmas Eve fixtures which clash with his wedding anniversary during his press conference.
“Our supporters are not happy? Me either. I’m not happy also because [December] 23rd is my anniversary with my wife and I need to travel to Wolves and I’m not going to spend the night of the 23rd in my house.
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“I believe I am not going to convince her to come [to Wolverhampton]. And the 24th for Argentinian people is a really important night and [I] hope to arrive to celebrate on time after the game. Our fans are not happy and I am not happy also.”
When asked if the team would try to get the game's date changed, Pochettino responded as follows, “It is difficult because it is not easy to change. We have to accept we are in England.
“I need to adapt myself and even if I am not happy I need to do my best to be in our best level and accept this is a situation we cannot change.”
Meanwhile, both teams pushed for an earlier kickoff time in an effort to lessen the effect on fans and their travel schedules the day before Christmas.
The Premier League has granted an exception, allowing the game to begin at 1 pm on Sunday instead of the customary 2 pm earlier time.