Pochettino reveals anticipated new Spurs stadium opening date

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Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he hopes that Tottenham Hotspur will move into their new stadium in January or February.

Spurs were expected to play their first game at their new ground on 15 September against Liverpool in the Premier League, but that match had been switched to Wembley.

Issues with critical safety systems have meant that the opening of the new 62,062 seater stadium was delayed.

Tottenham have blamed the delay on contractors missing deadlines and have been remaining cautious about committing to a future opening date.

The club have said that they will remain at Wembley until at least the start of January, meaning forthcoming fixtures against Chelsea, Inter Milan, Southampton, Burnley, Bournemouth and Wolves will also take place at the national stadium.

A further official update is expected to be announced by the club early next month and Pochettino’s comments today have hinted that it could be positive news.

The manager told reporters that he paid another visit to the stadium yesterday and it looked positive.

He told The Independent: “I am not suffering for things that have not happened or with a situation that we have not faced because it is not in my hands.

“Yesterday afternoon we were there, checking the facilities, the changing rooms and everything. We are so excited, we cannot wait to move there. We understand that it is a fantastic project for the future of the club that will be forever.

“To wait maybe one or two months more, we need to have patience. We are so disappointed because we expect to play in 2018 and it should be ready for play before the end of the year, but that is not going to be possible and we need to wish and hope that in January or February we can move there and it will be a fantastic moment for everyone, the supporters, the players.

“It will be a massive boost.”

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