Mauricio Pochettino has said that it is his wish for Tottenham Hotspur to move into their brand new stadium before the end of the season.
Tottenham announced yesterday that the North London derby against Arsenal will be held at Wembley Stadium after the club previously confirmed that Sunday’s match against Leicester City, along with the Champions League visit of Borussia Dortmund will take place at the national stadium.
The stadium was due to open on September 15th of last year for the Premier League clash against Liverpool, only for issues with critical safety systems to keep the club waiting for when they can actually move in.
The Spurs boss has expressed his desire to see his side take to the field of their new home before the season ends, but admits that it will be tough to see that dream become reality.
Fans are still in the dark as to whether the potential Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace on March 17th (date dependent on Palace’s progress in the FA Cup) will be played at Wembley.
Spurs face Arsenal on March 2nd, which is Pochettino’s birthday.
He was asked by Football.London for his thoughts on the match at Wembley and the new stadium: “Yes, my birthday. I don’t want to think too much, my wish is to play at the new stadium before the end of the season. My gut says it will be tough but my wish is so big and my hope and always my dream is to finish playing this season at the new stadium
“We’ll see, you can trust more in my gut or my capacity to generate the possibility to move and finish the stadium.”
He added: “My gut feeling is it will be tough but I hope and wish to be in the new stadium.”
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