Pochettino mulls tunnel re-think after derby brawl

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino during a Premier League soccer match against Stoke at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain, 09 December 2017.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino during a Premier League soccer match against Stoke at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain, 09 December 2017.

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino during a Premier League soccer match against Stoke at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain, 09 December 2017.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino during a Premier League soccer match against Stoke at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain, 09 December 2017.

LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has joked the see-through tunnel at his club&39;s new stadium might need to be covered up following the fracas that marred Sunday&39;s Manchester derby.

 

 

England&39;s Football Association is investigating reports of a mass brawl that erupted in a corridor leading away from the Old Trafford tunnel following Manchester City&39;s 2-1 win at Manchester United.

Spurs&39; new stadium in north London, due to open next season, will have a transparent tunnel wall allowing fans to watch the players before and after games, similar to the &39;Tunnel Club&39; at City&39;s Etihad Stadium.

"The tunnel is with glass, big glass, like the bank glass, very safe," a smiling Pochettino told a press conference on Tuesday ahead of his side&39;s home game with Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday.

"But now, yes, City and Tottenham, both maybe (have to) paint it black. Or at half-time, curtains -- before the game, open, half-time, closed.

"Or if not you must pay double if you want to open them!"