Harry Redknapp makes ‘amazing’ new Spurs stadium claim

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to play their next home game at their new 62,062 capacity stadium.

Spurs fans have been left frustrated due to the repeated delays with the opening of the stadium due to issues with the circuitry system.

However, it has been reported that Tottenham are hoping to conduct their two test events at the end of this month before opening the stadium early next month. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said after the game against Dortmund that he was optimistic that Tottenham could play their quarter final clash at their new home. The two legs of the last eight will be played on April 9/10th and April 16/17th.

Former boss Harry Redknapp has said that it would be an “incredible atmosphere” at the new stadium if Spurs could arrange to play the tie at their new home.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Redknapp said: “It would be an incredible atmosphere if they played the Champions League quarter-final there – the fans would love it.

“Had they not gone through, I would have said they may as well have stayed at Wembley for the rest of their league games.

“But now they’re in the quarterfinals, if they could get through to the next round of the competition at the new White Hart Lane, it would be amazing for the club.”

The former Spurs manager also said Tottenham have a chance of winning the whole competition. He added, “Once you’re in the last eight, you’ve got a chance.

“They wouldn’t be favourites for me, as a betting man they’d be 10/1 shot still, but it’s not impossible.

“Who is going to win it this year? It’s so open, there is no stand-out super team. Manchester City will be favourites, but they’re not unbeatable. It’s a wide-open competition and there could be a real upset this year – who saw Ajax going to Real Madrid and winning like that? It was unbelievable!”

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