Ex-Spurs man claims stadium decision would be ‘a real blow’ for the club next season

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Paul Robinson believes that it would be a massive blow for Tottenham if even part of next season is played behind closed doors.

Spurs are yet to complete a full season at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, a state-of-the-art ground that was opened in April of last year.

It has already been confirmed that the remainder of the current Premier League season will have to be played behind closed doors, starting from June 17.

However, it was also reported last month that the Lilywhites would be one of the worst-hit clubs in the Premier League if next season is played behind closed doors, with Spurs standing to lose over £100 million in matchday revenue.

This would be a considerable blow for Tottenham who still owe a substantial debt on the stadium (The Sun).

However, there is renewed optimism that fans could return next season with spectators likely to be phased in slowly to increase safety. The FA Cup final on 1 August could potentially see 10,000 fans from each club in attendance (Mirror).

Reacting to the news, the former Spurs number one told Football Insider: “You do not know what to believe.

“One day we are behind-closed-doors for at least next season and then we are talking about 20,000 fans at Wembley in August for an FA Cup final.

“For Spurs, going into that new stadium, financially, it is a real blow for them.

“They have one of the best stadiums, if not the best in the world that will likely be empty for the next six to eight months.

“It is very unfortunate but everybody is faced with the same dilemmas.”

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It looks as if infection rates are dropping every week, which is certainly a promising sign. While it is hard to make any predictions, it does look like fans will eventually be allowed into the stadia next season, even though that might not be the case in the first few months of the campaign.

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