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The power of the corporate market means no backward step but Mauricio Pochettino was at least able to find the humour in football's decision to promote tunnel vision.

Some supporters will be able to watch what goes on inside the players' tunnel through one-way glass when Tottenham move into their new £800million stadium at White Hart Lane next season.

Manchester City have a similar 'Tunnel Club' scheme already in operation at the Etihad Stadium. 

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino jokes that he will 'black out' the tunnel in new stadium 

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino jokes that he will 'black out' the tunnel in new stadium 

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Having digested the fallout of the derby-day brawl at Old Trafford, involving players from Manchester United and City, Pochettino joked: 'Maybe the price will double.

'Maybe we will paint it black. Or maybe curtains, open during the game and closed at full-time.

'When I was a player, sometimes you would say: ''In the tunnel we will talk''.

'It has happened also as a manager. You stay calm on the pitch and in the tunnel there is no referee and no-one can see you. 

'At City and soon at Tottenham the tunnel is glass.' 

The City squad celebrated wildly in the tunnel after their 2-1 victory at the home of their rivals

The City squad celebrated wildly in the tunnel after their 2-1 victory at the home of their rivals

Pochettino recalled a 'massive fight' in the tunnel at half-time when he played for Paris Saint-Germain at Ajaccio in Corsica.

The Spurs boss added: 'It was terrible. Sometimes it happens. 

'You can talk when you're calm and relaxed but when something happens on the pitch and you are under stress and emotional sometimes you cannot stop.

'After you are scared a little bit because it was like we were animals fighting but I don't know if it was similar [to Old Trafford].' 

Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5175133/Mauricio-Pochettino-jokes-black-Spurs-tunnel.html

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